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Former state A.G. Dan Sullivan to be Republican Senate candidate in Alaska

Former state A.G. Dan Sullivan to be Republican Senate candidate in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in a race that is already the most expensive in state history.
Frances Burns
Politicians partake in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Politicians partake in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Members of Congress and politicians around the country joined in the viral video trend by dumping buckets of ice over their head to raise awareness of ALS.
Aileen Graef
Republicans shoot down Hobby Lobby reversal bill in Senate

Republicans shoot down Hobby Lobby reversal bill in Senate

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --Senate Republicans voted down a measure that would have reversed the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
Gabrielle Levy
Republican Senator Susan Collins endorses same-sex marriage

Republican Senator Susan Collins endorses same-sex marriage

AUGUSTA, Maine, June 26 (UPI) --Maine Republican Susan Collins became the fourth sitting GOP senator to publicly come out in favor of same-sex marriage, announcing her support Wednesday.
Matt Bradwell
Murkowski: U.S. oil export ban outdated

Murkowski: U.S. oil export ban outdated

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) --Though some petroleum products can leave U.S. ports, a ban on crude oil exports is outdated, the top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Murkowski wary of Keystone XL oversell

Murkowski wary of Keystone XL oversell

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --While bipartisan leaders in a Senate committee passed a bill in support of Keystone XL, Sen. Lisa Murkowski warned against overselling the win.
Daniel J. Graeber
Eric Cantor stunned by tea party candidate in primary

Eric Cantor stunned by tea party candidate in primary

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election in Virginia Tuesday night, leaving the Republican House leadership.
Gabrielle Levy
Republican Rep. Dent changes mind to support gay marriage

Republican Rep. Dent changes mind to support gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) --Rep. Charlie Dent became the sixth congressional Republican to support gay marriage, a week after a federal judge ruled Pennsylvania's ban unconstitutional.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. 'thinking through' potential oil exports

U.S. 'thinking through' potential oil exports

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) --The White House is reviewing its policy options regarding legislation enacted in 1975 that restricts U.S. crude oil exports, a presidential assistant said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Alaska welcomes LNG export approval

Alaska welcomes LNG export approval

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, welcomed an Energy Department decision to approve exports from a liquefied natural gas plant near Kenai, Alaska.
Daniel J. Graeber
Murkowski leads effort to push Keystone XL pipeline, LNG exports

Murkowski leads effort to push Keystone XL pipeline, LNG exports

April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski unveiled a measure that would facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and fast-track liquefied natural gas exports.
Daniel J. Graeber
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy
Senate panel reviews prospects for energy exports

Senate panel reviews prospects for energy exports

March 26 (UPI) -- The United States is in a unique position to use its energy resources to increase its leverage on the international stage, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said.
Daniel J. Graeber
The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

Could it be? An actual deal in the works to reinstitute the extended unemployment benefits that expired just after Christmas?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Murkowski said U.S. crude oil exports make sense

Murkowski said U.S. crude oil exports make sense

HOUSTON, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said the country has a "golden opportunity" to capitalize on oil production growth if the government allows for exports.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is questioned by reporters about fellow Alaskan senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 31, 2007. Last night federal agents raided Stevens' home in relation to a public corruption probe. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Lisa Ann Murkowski (born May 22, 1957) is the senior U.S. Senator from the State of Alaska and a member of the Republican Party. She was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski. After losing a Republican primary in 2010, she became the second person ever to win a U.S. Senate election through write-in votes.

Born in Ketchikan, Alaska, she is the daughter of former U.S. Senator and Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski. She graduated from Georgetown University and received her law degree from Willamette University College of Law. After working as an attorney in the 1980s and 1990s, she was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1998. Shortly after being elected House Majority Leader in 2002, she was appointed to the United States Senate by her father.

Murkowski was re-elected to a full term in 2004. Her 2010 re-election grew turbulent when former magistrate judge Joe Miller defeated her in the Republican primary. Murkowski mounted a write-in campaign, winning the general election. The long-shot campaign made national headlines: the only other Senate candidate to win a write-in vote was Strom Thurmond in 1954. Murkowski, generally considered a moderate conservative, is the only current Republican Senator from any West Coast state.

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