ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Joe Miller's opponents in the U.S. Senate race say voters should consider what's in his personnel file before making a decision on Election Day.
Documents released Tuesday afternoon show that while Miller was employed at the Fairbanks North Star Borough, he used office computers to take part in a political poll. His personnel file shows he tried to cover it up by clearing the caches on the computers and later admitted to lying about it.
Miller’s opponents say they wonder what other skeletons Miller has in his closet.
“It's really alarming that someone who is seeking one of the highest elected offices in the State of Alaska has a history of lying in the primary election and covering it up in the general,” said Murkowski campaign spokesperson Steve Wackowski.
“Past performance is the best indicator of future performance,” McAdams said. “I mean, when you show up to cut a ribbon at a project you voted no on -- that's disingenuous. When you tell your employer you didn't do something you really did, that's also disingenuous.”
“I am willing to let these records go public, so that the people can see that the computer polling matter and my decision to leave the borough's employment a year-and-a-half later were unrelated,” Miller said in a written statement.
Miller says the borough’s personnel files should have remained confidential, but he decided not to appeal a Saturday court ruling releasing many of them. He said he made a mistake and wants to move on.
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