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It’s official

JUNEAU, Alaska – Sen. Lisa Murkowski was officially named the winner of Alaska’s U.S. Senate race Thursday, following a period of legal fights and limbo that lasted longer than the write-in campaign she waged to keep her job.

Gov. Sean Parnell and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who oversees elections, signed the paperwork certifying her win in the hotly contested race. The paperwork was expected to be hand-delivered to Washington, D.C., by state Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai to guard against delays that could keep Murkowski from being sworn in with her colleagues on Wednesday. Read more.

Was there ever any real doubt that she'd be sworn in?

Write-Ins Can Win

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, appears headed for victory as a write-in candidate as she seems to have built an insurmountable lead over Tea Party rival Joe Miller as counting of voters’ write-ins continue. This New York Times story by Nate Silver explains why Murkowski is likely to retain her Senate seat as a write-in after losing to Miller in the GOPrimary. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Question: Some say that the challenge by Tea Party candidates cost Republicans a U.S. Senate majority in the next Congress. What do you think?

Parting Shot — 11.1.10

U.S. Senator. Lisa Murkowski waves to supporters from the cab of a fire engine outside her Fairbanks, Alaska, campaign headquarters on Monday afternoon. Murkowski is running for re-election as a write-in candidate. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, John Wagner)

Question: What percentage of the vote will Kootenai County write-in candidates Rick Currie (commissioner) and Howard Griffiths?

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