FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, a challenged ballot is shown in Juneau, Alaska. An optimistic Sen. Lisa Murkowski headed back to her home state Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 after widening her ... more 
FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, a challenged ballot is shown in Juneau, Alaska. An optimistic Sen. Lisa Murkowski headed back to her home state Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 after widening her lead over bitter rival Joe Miller to more than 10,400 votes. Murkowski, who is seeking to make history as the first U.S. Senate candidate to win as a write-in since 1954, planned to address supporters in Alaska after the last few hundred uncounted ballots were tabulated. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rick Bowmer, File
Thu, Nov 18, 2010 6:54 AM EST