Sampson calls Miller ‘bad dream’


Two-time Fairbanks North Star Borough May Jim Sampson endorses Lisa Murkowski because she is “in the best position to beat Joe Miller.”

“Joe Miller is like a ‘bad dream,’ a slick opportunist from Kansas who has no clue about the issues important to our state. My best description of Joe Miller is that he is a ‘flim-flam’ man,” said Sampson, who also served as State Labor Commissioner and Chair of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.

Here is his statement:

“I am pleased to join others this morning in announcing my support of Lisa Murkowski for the United States Senate. This announcement, I am sure will surprise some, as I am a Democrat.

“Have I disagreed with positions Lisa has taken in the past? I have. Will I disagree with some of her positions in the future? I am sure I will. In 2004, I did not support Senator Murkowski for U.S. Senate, but today I am and I will tell you why.

“She deeply cares about Alaska. She had the best mentor anyone could ever ask for in the late Senator Ted Stevens. Of the candidates, she is clearly the most qualified. And with her seniority, she is in the best position to represent Alaska in the United States Senate.

“And most importantly, she is in the best position to beat Joe Miller!

“Like many Alaskans, the more I hear about Joe Miller, the more concerned I get. Look, we all have a little Tea Party in us or we wouldn’t be living in Alaska (especially Fairbanks).

“But to me, Joe Miller is like a ‘bad dream,’ a slick opportunist from Kansas who has no clue about the issues important to our state. My best description of Joe Miller is that he is a ‘flim-flam’ man!
“I am speaking out now as I believe there are thousands of other Alaskans, as we go into the last days of this important campaign for the future of our state, who are struggling with whom to vote for on November 2nd. I am asking them to join me in writing in Lisa Murkowski and filling in the oval!

“Let us together not only make history. Let us together do what is best for Alaska.”