ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller and Alaska Republican Party Chair Randy Ruedrich engaged in a war of words Wednesday, after Ruedrich posted a line-by-line rebuttal to Miller's claims of election misconduct by state officials on the party’s website.
Last week Ruedrich called on Miller to concede the race to write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who led Miller by more than 10,000 votes after the state Division of Elections’ write-in ballot count.
“My personal involvement has convinced me that the DOE conducts first-rate operations. I am troubled by the unfounded concerns and inaccurate claims expressed by the Joe Miller campaign organization, its supporters and associated individuals,” Ruedrich wrote on the party website.
Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto fired back Wednesday night in a statement.
“Mr. Ruedrich does not speak for all Republicans -- not by a long shot. Many others in the party, including on its governing board, share our view there are still vital matters that must be addressed before we can have confidence in the election results,” DeSoto said in the statement.
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