The Alaska Senate race is headed for another nail-biter in the rematch between Sen. Lisa Murkowski and tea party favorite Joe Miller.
The race is still undecided Thursday morning.
Write-in ballots hold the lead in the hotly contested three-person race, a potentially good sign for Murkowski's long-shot effort to keep her job.
With nearly 99 percent of precincts reporting, write-ins had 41 percent of the vote. Miller had 34 percent and Democrat Scott McAdams had about 24 percent. Write-ins had a 13,588-lead over Miller. Officials still need to count all write-in and absentee ballots.
Miller narrowly beat Murkowski in the Republican primary in August, prompting her to mount the write-in bid.
Murkowski expressed confidence at a rally that the campaign is close to victory, though it is expected to take at least two weeks before the race is decided.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.