Lisa Murkowski Bio, Age, Father, U.S. Senator And ….

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Lisa Murkowski Biography

Lisa Murkowski born Lisa Ann Murkowski is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Alaska, since 2002. She is a member of the Republican Party, and is the second most senior Republican woman in the Senate.

Lisa Murkowski Age

Lisa Ann Murkowski was born in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, U.S. on May 22nd, 1957. She is 61 years as of 2018.

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Lisa Murkowski Family

Lisa was born in Ketchikan, Alaska, to Frank Murkowski a former U.S. Senator and Governor of Alaska and Nancy Rena (née Gore). As a child, she and her family moved around the state with her father’s job as a banker.

She attended the Georgetown University where she earned a B.A. degree in Economics in 1980, the same year her father was elected to the U.S. Senate. She received her J.D. degree in 1985 from Willamette University College of Law. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority and represented the state of Alaska as the 1980 Cherry Blossom Princess.

Lisa Murkowski Husband

She is married to Verne Martell and have two children, Nicolas and Matthew.

Lisa Murkowski Career

Early Career

She was employed as an attorney in the Anchorage District Court Clerk’s office from 1987 to 1989). From 1989 to 1998, she was an attorney in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. She also served, from 1990 to 1991, on the Mayor’s Task Force for the Homeless.

House Of Representatives Alaska

In 1998, she was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives. Her District 18 included northeast Anchorage, Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base (now Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, or JBER), and suburban parts of Eagle River-Chugiak. In 1999, she introduced legislation establishing a Joint Armed Services Committee, and was reelected in 2000 after her district boundaries changed.

She was named as House Majority Leader for the 2003–2004 legislative session. She resigned her House seat before taking office, due to her appointment by her father to the seat he had vacated in the U.S. Senate, upon his stepping down to assume the Alaska governorship. She got the Alaska Commission seat on Post Secondary Education and chaired both the Labor and Commerce, and the Military and Veterans Affairs Committees. Upon her resigning and taking her Senate seat, her father appointed Dahlstrom, the choice of the District Republican committee, as her replacement.

U. S. Senate

In December 2002, while still a member of the state House—was appointed by her father, Governor Frank Murkowski, to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy after Frank Murkowski resigned from the Senate after being elected Governor.

The appointment caused controversy in the state, as many disapproved of apparent nepotism of her appointment to the Senate. This eventually resulted in a referendum that stripped the governor of his power to directly appoint replacement Senators.

In 2004
She was elected to a full six-year term against former Democratic Governor Tony Knowles in the 2004 election after winning a primary challenge by a large margin. The centrist Republican Main Street Partnership, which wanted to run TV ads for Murkowski, was told no air time was left to buy. Near the end of the general campaign, senior U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, shot campaign ads for Murkowski and claimed that if a Democrat replaced her, the State of Alaska would likely receive fewer federal dollars.

In 2010
She faced the most difficult election of her career in the August 24, 2010, Republican Party primary election against Joe Miller, a former U.S. magistrate judge supported by former Governor Sarah Palin. The initial ballot count for the primary showed her trailing Miller by a margin of 51–49%, with absentee ballots yet to be tallied.
After the first round of absentee ballots were counted on August 31, Murkowski conceded the race, stating that she did not believe that Miller’s lead would be overcome in the next round of absentee vote count.

On November 17, 2010, the Associated Press reported that she had become only the second Senate candidate (after Strom Thurmond in 1954) to win a write-in campaign, thereby retaining her seat. She emerged victorious after a two-week count of write-in ballots showed she had overtaken Miller.

In 2016

After securing the Republican Party nomination by a wide margin, she was again reelected to the U.S. Senate in 2016. Joe Miller, this time running as the Libertarian Party nominee, was again the runner-up in the general election.

The election was unusual in featuring a Libertarian Party nominee who endorsed Donald Trump running against a Republican incumbent who did not. The Libertarian vice-presidential nominee Bill Weld endorsed Murkowski, citing Miller’s support for Trump and “devoted social conservative” views as incompatible with libertarianism.

Lisa Murkowski George Soros

New York Times Profiles George Soros, Fails to Note His $3 Million Investment in Company

Seems the “Deep State” just keeps getting deeper!

A lengthy New York Times Magazine profile of George Soros fails to mention in any of its nearly 10,000 words that the liberal billionaire invested $3 million in the New York Times earlier this year.

The Soros profile allows the hedge fund manager and political activist the opportunity to give his own accounting of his decades of investments, both financial and political. The piece celebrates the virtuous goals of his poitical spending, works to humanize him, and attempts to discredit critics of some of his controversial moves.

On the $1.5 billion he made by toppling the British Pound, for example, it is “unquestionably true” that somebody else would have made he move if he hadn’t, and the money likely wouldn’t have gone to as “noble” of a cause if it wasn’t Soros, who has used his wealth for the “ambitious” aim of promoting “liberal values and democracy,” according to the Times.

Nowhere is it mentioned, however, that Soros this year placed a $3 million investment in the New York Times, a fact first reported by the Washington Free Beacon’s Joe Schoffstall last month.

Soros Fund Management LLC, the billionaire’s New York City-based investment firm, first disclosed the purchase of New York TimesCompany stock in a May 15 filing, a couple of weeks before Soros was first interviewed for the piece during a Paris dinner in his suite at the Bristol Hotel. Soros was again interviewed by the Times in July at his Hamptons estate, El Mirador, a “Mediterranean-style villa” where he is spending his summer.

When the Times last profiled Carlos Slim Helu, Mexico’s richest man, it was written that his “vast holdings include a significant number of shares in the New York Times” and that he was then “the company’s largest shareholder.” Slim, like Soros, owned Class A stock in the company.

The rare access Soros gave to the Times did reveal many newsworthy details, including how he viewed former President Barack Obama as his “greatest disappointment,” not because of his politics, but rather because he “closed the door” on Soros.

“He made one phone call thanking me for my support, which was meant to last for five minutes, and I engaged him, and he had to spend another three minutes with me, so I dragged it out to eight minutes,” Soros said, adding that he viewed this as further proof of an Obama character flaw. “He was someone who was known for the time when he was competing for the editorship of The Harvard Law Review to take his supporters for granted and to woo his opponents.”

Soros also went after Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand for “using #MeToo to promote herself” and revealed a belief that Democrats were becoming too extreme.

“I’m opposed to the extreme left,” he said. “It should stop trying to keep up with the extremists on the right.”

Soros also said there were Republicans – senators John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) – whom he wished he could back financially, but restrains himself because he knows it would hurt them politically.

“I don’t particularly want to be a Democrat,” Soros said.

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