Joe Miller on Principles & Values



OpEd: Murkowski should be challenged by a real conservative

Joe Miller said he is not seriously considering an election challenge to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski this year, but he has not completely dismissed the idea. Miller was a tea party favorite in 2010 when he upset Murkowski during the Republican Senate primary. Murkowski mounted a write-in campaign to keep her job. Miller ran again in 2014, but he finished behind Dan Sullivan in the GOP primary. Sullivan went on to defeat Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the general election.

Miller, an attorney and radio show host, said he continues to hear from people who believe Murkowski should be challenged and that he should take her on. Miller believes there's a lot of public support for a run and that's why it remains a consideration. He said Murkowski has little support among conservatives, which he said would make someone like him a formidable challenge for her. But Miller said at this time, there has not been any serious contemplation of a run.

Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on 2016 Alaska Senate race , Jan 6, 2016

Judeo-Christian values established our government framework

Question topic: Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Miller: Strongly Disagree.

Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Miller: Strongly Agree

Question topic: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Miller: I am a committed Christian who believes that God created people with a free will to make their own decisions regarding what they choose to believe. I recognize that our society was founded by looking to God for wisdom and guidance, which is why we created the greatest Republic the world has ever seen. I will fight those who want to take God out of America's public square. I have been on several mission trips (Philippines, Mexico), was a board member of my church, and have visited the Holy Land twice in the last two years.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 Alaska Senate race , Jul 2, 2014

Only main contender for AK Senate who isn't a millionaire

Sen. Mark Begich can count himself a member of the growing congressional millionaire's club, but two of his opponents appear to be doing just as well or better, while a third challenger is less wealthy than the rest.

Joe Miller reported assets ranging in value between $500,000 to $1.1 million, according to the candidates' latest personal financial disclosure reports. Many Alaskans might love to be in those shoes, but Miller also reported liabilities ranging between $165,000 and $400,000, bringing down his net wealth. Miller's assets are well below the three other candidates, who are heavily invested in the stock market that has picked up in recent years, while Miller is not. Miller gets most of his wealth from a pair of tangible assets, including undeveloped land in Delta Junction valued between $250,000 and $500,000. Miller also owns "Restoring Liberty," which he has called a "top-ranked Internet news site." It brought in about $15,000, in part from Internet advertising.

Source: Alaska Dispatch on 2014 Alaska Senate race , Feb 25, 2014

"I was beyond stupid" to rig poll with colleagues' computers

The release of documents late Tuesday showing that Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller of Alaska lied about his misconduct while serving as a government attorney in Fairbanks delivered yet another blow to a tea party-backed candidate who was considered shoo-in just two months ago, when he defeated incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary.

The revelations, reported by the Associated Press and the Web site Alaska Dispatch based on public documents that a judge ordered released on Tuesday, show that Miller was caught using colleagues' computers for political business and that he lied about it repeatedly before admitting the wrongdoing. Miller was conducting his own poll in an effort to oust a state GOP chairman, and he used his colleagues' computers to vote in the poll, then erased their computers' caches to hide what he did.

"I was beyond stupid," Miller wrote in a letter of apology included in the documents. He was suspended for three days without pay in March 2008.

Source: Washington Post coverage of 2010 Alaska Senate debate , Oct 27, 2010

Member of the Tea Party movement.

Miller is a member the Tea Party movement

The Tea Party movement is a populist conservative social movement in the United States that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally and nationally coordinated protests. The protests were partially in response to several Federal laws: the stimulus package; te healthcare bill; and the TARP bailouts. The name "Tea Party" refers to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, the source of the phrase, "No Taxation Without Representation."

Source: Tea Party movement 10-Tea on Aug 11, 2010

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GA: Isakson(R) vs.Barksdale(D) vs.Buckley(L) vs.Barrow(D) vs.Grayson(R)
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