Due to his unapologetic pro-life platform, Kansas native Joe Miller beat Alaska’s incumbent U.S.Senator Lisa Murkowski in a shocking upset that nearly went to a recount.
Miller is “unequivocally pro-life,” including opposing abortions for reasons of rape and incest, except “when the mother’s life is in danger.”
Alaska’s pro-life Ballot Measure 2 (which voters also approved) requires parents to be notified before their teen receives an abortion.
Miller pushed parental abortion notice over his own election! He told voters repeatedly: Flip your ballot over, vote ‘yes on 2.’ Before you vote for me, vote ‘yes on 2.’
During the campaign, Miller criticized Murkowski’s support for Roe v. Wade and destructive embryonic stem-cell research, as well as her opposition to the ‘Mexico City Policy’, which prevents American foreign aid dollars from funding abortion. He supports repealing ‘Obamacare’.
“I pledge to you that if you send me to Washington D.C., there will be no greater advocate for life in the United States Senate,” Miller wrote in a letter to potential supporters. “I am committed to advocating for innocent life and vigorously opposing the culture of death.”
Miller and his wife Kathleen are native Kansans, parents of 8 children. He was born in Osborne, raised in Glen Elder and Salina, and graduated from West Point before joining up with the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley.
After serving in the first Gulf war, he earned a law degree from Yale and joined a law firm in Anchorage. His political career includes positions as a state magistrate and magistrate judge in Fairbanks and a 2004 run for state representative. He obtained a Masters degree in economics in 2009.
National pro-life activists Gov. Palin and Gov. Huckabee have campaigned for Miller, whose chances look quite good in November. Looks like Kansas’ loss is Alaska’s gain.