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McConnell Says “Lisa, Don’t Run”

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell tells Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski not to run after losing her Senate primary.

Two days before Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R.-Alaska) is scheduled to announce whether she plans to pursue a write-in campaign for the seat to which she lost renomination, the leader of Senate Republicans told Human Events he has urged her not to do it.

Referring to the published reports that Murkowski is mulling a write-in campaign after losing the GOP primary to conservative insurgent Joe Miller, Human Events asked Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) if he thought she would make the race.

“I hope she doesn’t,” McConnell replied without hesitation.

Asked if he and other colleagues in the Senate GOP Conference have talked to the moderate Murkowski about ending any effort to deny Miller votes in the fall campaign against Democrat Scott McAdams, the minority leader said, “Yes, we all have” and that if she does go the write-in route, “we’re all going to support Miller, anyway.”

McConnell spoke shortly after weighing in with a strong statement of support for Delaware’s Senate GOP nominee Christine

O’Donnell, on the morning after she won the primary for the seat once held by Joe Biden.

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John Gizzi has come to be known as â??the man who knows everyone in Washingtonâ? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on whatâ??s going on in the nationâ??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as â??Gizzi on Politicsâ? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of â??Gizziâ??s America,â? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. Johnâ??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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