Alaska GOP Senate Candidate Joe Miller Says He’s “Not Going To Answer” Questions About His Background

Posted by | October 11, 2010 21:37 | Filed under: Top Stories

Alaska’s tea party candidate for Senate, Joe Miller, says he will not answer questions about his background for the remainder of the campaign. (h/t Political Wire)

“We’ve drawn a line in the sand. You can ask me about background, you can ask me about personal issues. I’m not going to answer,” Miller said.

The statement came as new questions were raised about Miller’s time as an attorney for the Fairbanks North Star Borough. The Alaska Dispatch used an anonymous source Sunday night saying Miller used borough equipment in the unsuccessful 2008 attempt to oust state Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich. Several Alaska news organizations, including the Daily News, have been asking for borough records about Miller’s employment, and the Dispatch filed suit today seeking their release. Miller claimed that “members of the media have gained access to my confidential file, my personnel file from the Fairbanks North Star Borough. It is clear violation of law, the access to that file.”

It’s always a problem when you run for office on one set of principles but you’ve lived according to another.

Miller, a Fairbanks attorney backed by the Tea Party Express, has faced scrutiny in recent weeks on a number of fronts involving his personal background, including that his family received low-income medical benefits, low-income hunting and fishing licenses and that his wife drew unemployment benefits. Miller has been critical of such programs at the federal level, saying the nation suffers from an “entitlement mentality” and is on the brink of bankruptcy.

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