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Wed Sep 7, 2016, 01:08 AM

Joe Miller to run as Libertarian in hopes of unseating US Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Two-time U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller will make another run at the office this year, he said Tuesday, trying again to unseat U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, this time as a Libertarian.

Miller will take the place of Cean Stevens as the Libertarian candidate on the Nov. 8 general election ballot after Stevens withdrew.

The Alaska Libertarian Party appointed Miller to run on its ballot line after Stevens told its half-dozen executive board members last week she was withdrawing from the race, said Terrence Shanigan, the party's chair.

Stevens didn't respond to a request for comment Tuesday. But she "voiced her support for Joe," Shanigan said, and party leaders shared the Libertarian platform with him afterwards to see if it fit his outlook.

Read more: http://www.adn.com/politics/2016/09/06/joe-miller-to-run-as-libertarian-in-hopes-of-unseating-us-sen-lisa-murkowski/

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