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Watch: Senator Lisa Murkowski Won't Give Her Position on 'DADT'


Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, who was named the winner yesterday (by the AP) in her write-in reelection Senate campaign over Tea Party candidate Joe Miller, won't give her positions on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' or the DREAM Act.

Murkowski says she's not sure that either of them will come up and the Senate should focus on jobs and the economy. Still, she won't show her hand on either issue.

In fact, Harry Reid on Wednesday committed to bringing both issues, DADT as part of the NDAA, and the DREAM Act, as a stand-alone measure, to the Senate floor for a vote.

The DREAM Act would offer a path to citizenship for foreigners who enter the country as children.

Watch the interview with Murkowski, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Makes you wonder if the White House actually let it be known that they would give senators something in exchange for a DADT vote. That's what has been needed all along, and it's the step the WH has not been willing to take.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Nov 18, 2010 8:05:39 AM

  2. So, where does she stand on DADT? Another non-answering Republican sticking to the song book that we've heard a million times.

    Posted by: murphonthenet | Nov 18, 2010 10:49:23 AM

  3. For someone from Alaska who is a republican, i can hope it's only better for our side that she isn't giving her opinion.

    Posted by: Joe | Nov 18, 2010 11:13:07 AM

  4. Just because she hates Sarah Palin (hard not to...) and isn't a tea bagger doesn't make her any less of a horrible Republican.

    Seward's Folly.

    Posted by: BartB | Nov 18, 2010 11:16:03 AM

  5. While I'd rather the seat be blue, she has let i be known she is not happy with the way the GOP left her for dead. She made remarks yesterday about Jim DeMint, and is angry enough to vote against them to make him look bad and as payback. Hell hath no fury like a politician being screwed and surviving.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Nov 18, 2010 11:36:45 AM

  6. Craven.

    Posted by: David R. | Nov 18, 2010 1:56:41 PM

  7. I believe Murkowski voted for last year's defense bill with the hate crimes amendment in tow. Not sure if she filibustered it originally or not. She'd be on the short list of Republicans that might vote correctly on this issue.

    Posted by: Bruno | Nov 18, 2010 3:27:19 PM

  8. I just left Senator Murkowski's DC office where I met with her senior staff for military issues. I am active duty and Alaskan and met for 30 minutes with him trying to encourage Senator Murkowski to do the right thing. While he was sympathetic and nice he did not leave me all that optimistic, basically saying that if the study report is not released early enough to allow full hearings that the Senator may not support repeal. This would apparently be the president and DOD's fault he said, absolving the senator of any responsibility if that is the outcome. It was the answer I expected although I hoped for a better one.

    Posted by: Josh | Nov 18, 2010 4:38:06 PM

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