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.
Miller switched his party registration to Libertarian and the party's executive board voted unanimously last week to appoint him to take Stevens' place, Shanigan said.
Miller couldn't be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon. But in a talk radio appearance, he told Anchorage Assembly member Amy Demboski, a conservative Republican and host on KVNT: "I felt that the voters of Alaska needed a choice."
"There can't be a greater contrast between Lisa Murkowski and myself on the issues," Miller said, describing himself as a "federal Libertarian."
Yes and the contrast is that one of you is actually a viable candidate.
Miller has been out of the spotlight for a couple of years now.
The last big story that concerned him was his orchestration of the overthrow of the Alaska GOP.
And then after that there was his second attempt to win the Senate in 2014. But he failed miserably.
Miller is like that old ass injury that just keeps flaring up no matter how many happy pills you take or how long you sit on that inflatable doughnut.
Ultimately it goes away and you forget all about until the next time you sit down to take a crap, and there it is again.
I am really only mentioning this Miller campaign so that we can all laugh about it when it disintegrates as it smashes head on into Lisa Murkowski's unbeatable behemoth of a campaign.