Miller deletes 'inappropriate' tweets

Posted: Friday, October 01, 2010

JUNEAU - A series of tweets in which Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller sounded confident in his chances of winning have been removed from his Twitter feed.

Statements from Miller's Twitter feed late Wednesday, when he was in Washington, D.C. fundraising, said he thinks he'll "do some house hunting." He also says he figures he should pick out office furniture and expressed appreciation for the welcome he'd received - including from those he called future colleagues.

The campaign of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski labeled this "hubris."

The tweets later disappeared. Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto said Thursday that they came from a volunteer who will no longer have access to the account. DeSoto said the tweets were deleted because the campaign considered them inappropriate.

Before Murkowski conceded the primary, a Miller staffer got into trouble with another tweet on his account that appeared to liken a possible party switch by Murkowski to prostitution when there was speculation she would run as a Libertarian. Miller later apologized.

Murkowski is now running as a write-in candidate. The Democrat in the race is Scott McAdams.

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