Republican Joe Miller said today, nearly two months after Alaskans concluded voting, that he is giving up his fight challenging the election of Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
Miller thanked his supporters and said the time has come to accept the “practical realities” of court decisions that have been unanimous in ruling against his challenge. He said he would remain a voice for smaller government, less federal spending and other issues favored by the tea party.
At his first formal news conference since Oct. 11, which he left without taking questions, Miller said that he believes he raised legitimate issues in his case against the state’s election officials.
Earlier today, he told an interviewer on Fox News Channel that he thought he didn’t stand a good chance at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which he termed “liberal.”