Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski To Run As Write-In Candidate

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Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator from Alaska, may have lost the bid for nomination in the Republican primary, but that fact hasn't seemed to dampen her plans to continue her campaign for November's general election. 

Murkowski announced on Friday that she plans to run as a write-in candidate against Tea Party-backed Joe Miller, who won the Republican nomination. Ever since her announcement, however, Murkowski has received a great deal of backlash from Republican officials.

Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to discuss whether this negative reaction by Republicans is warranted, and how Murkowski's decision may affect Alaska's senate elections in November.