ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Does candidate Joe Miller want to take away your right to vote for senators? That's what the Lisa Murkowski, and Scott McAdams campaigns say Miller said when he spoke in Fairbanks Monday night.
Miller's campaign didn't respond to request for interviews, but it's what Miller's already said that has people talking.
“Quite frankly, we were pretty shocked that he proposed something as radical as repealing the 17th Amendment,” said Steve Wackowski, Murkowski campaign.
The Fairbanks Daily News Miner has reported that Miller, at a town hall meeting, called the idea of a living, changing constitution "bull crap," and said he would support an amendment for term limits, as well as, repealing the 17th Amendment.
If the 17th Amendment were repealed it would mean the legislature would elect U.S. Senators, not voters.
“We find ourselves wondering, ‘What's his agenda going to be and how is this going to help Alaska again?’ I think it really raises our eye brows and it kind of scares us what other cockamamie schemes does Joe Miller have hatching,” said Wackowski.
When Murkowski decided to launch her write-in campaign, Miller criticized her saying she was not living up to a promise to abide by the will of the voters.
Now Miller's opponents are accusing him of trying to take away the right of the voters altogether when deciding who will represent them in the Senate.
KTUU tried several times to get comments from the Miller campaign, but they did not give us a statement or an interview.
The Murkowski campaign is also pointing out tonight that Miller has still not turned in his campaign disclosure form.
Miller has previously said that the delay was an oversight. There were no updates from the campaign today on when it plans to file.