**By Matthew Newman
Joe Miller intends to be a giant slayer. Alaska is currently represented by a Democratic Senator and a Republican Senator who was appointed by her Dad to fill his term. Murkowski, the Republican, is pro-choice and opposes the repeal of Obamacare. Murkowski is a huge name in Alaska - and Miller hopes to take her down in the primary.
Who is this Joe Miller? Miller is a US Army veteran who served in the First Gulf War, receiving a Bronze Star for his leadership. He's a lawyer who served as State Magistrate, Superior Court Master for the Fourth Judicial District, Acting State District Court Judge, and as U.S. Magistrate Judge in Fairbanks. In many of these posts - he was the youngest to serve in history. In 2004, he ran for State Representative in a Democratic district and lost by the closest margin the incumbent ever faced. In 2010, he decided to challenge Lisa Murkowski for US Senate - Alaska and the nation will be better off with him in office.
On the issues, Miller is right where the conservative movement needs to be. He's pro-life (Alaska Right to Life endorsed). He supports complete repeal of Obamacare and instituting free market reforms to health care. He opposes cap and trade. He supports a limited government and said, "We have little time to restore constitutional limits on federal power. I will be a catalyst to move those in Congress to make the tough, principled decisions needed to bring Washington back to the limited role anticipated by our Founders. We must act now."
Miller's list of endorsements is impressive for conservatives including: Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Alaska Right to Life, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Erick Erickson, Tea Party Express, and many activists / politicians throughout Alaska.
Miller is facing an incredibly well funded opponent who a) received 56% of her money from PAC donations and b) does not always share the values of the conservative movement. In a Republican year in a GOP leaning State - we can do better. Miller is better. If you want to learn more, check out his official website here and please consider a donation to his campaign. Let's help make Miller the giant slayer.
P.S. On a personal note, as a beard aficionado myself, I like seeing a candidate who is willing to sport facial hair. It's something that truly is missing from politics these days.