FILE - In htis Nov. 2, 2010, file photo Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, celebrates early election returns in Anchorage, Alaska, with her sons, from left, Matt and Nick Murkowski, and longtime friend Hope Neslon, right. Murkowski ran as a write-in and won re-election in a three-way race with 39 percent of the vote, keeping the Senate seat she and father, Frank, had held for nearly three decades. It was the first time a senator had won as a write-in candidate since South Carolina's Strom Thurmond did it in 1954. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)

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FILE - In htis Nov. 2, 2010, file photo Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, celebrates early election returns in Anchorage, Alaska, with her sons, from left, Matt and Nick Murkowski, and longtime friend Hope Neslon, right. Murkowski ran as a write-in and won re-election in a three-way race with 39 percent of the vote, keeping the Senate seat she and father, Frank, had held for nearly three decades. It was the first time a senator had won as a write-in candidate since South Carolina's Strom Thurmond did it in 1954. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
FILE - In htis Nov. 2, 2010, file photo Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, celebrates early election returns in Anchorage, Alaska, with her sons, from left, Matt and Nick Murkowski, and longtime friend Hope Neslon, right. Murkowski ran as a write-in and won re-election in a three-way race with 39 percent of the vote, keeping the Senate seat she and father, Frank, had held for nearly three decades. It was the first time a senator had won as a write-in candidate since South Carolina's Strom Thurmond did it in 1954. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
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