Murkowski trumpets GOP chances for '10

Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010

FAIRBANKS - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Republicans have the Democratic Party "absolutely scrambling."

Murkowski spoke Saturday to more than 150 people at a Republican fundraiser in Fairbanks, the Fairbanks Republican Women's annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

Murkowski a year ago said things looked downright gloomy for the GOP but the shifting national mood gives Republicans a chance at a historic showing at the polls in 2010.

Murkowski said a year of Democratic missteps has given Republicans an opening to reclaim ground as voters send a message to Washington. She said the bungles include forcing health care reform on an unconvinced public.

The Alaska Republican said that helped emphasize GOP principles of limited government and independence.

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