Lisa Murkowski: Still in it to win it?

Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator for Alaska who lost to Joe Miller in the GOP primary, will announce on Friday whether she will mount a write-in candidacy in an effort to hold onto her seat.

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    Lisa Murkowski gives her concession speech at her campaign headquarters in Anchorage, Alaska, in this Aug. 31 photo.
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Alaskans will know Friday whether U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will mount a write-in candidacy in an effort to hold onto her seat.

She plans a late-day announcement in Anchorage.

Murkowski lost the GOP primary to Joe Miller, a self-described constitutional conservative who had the support of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party Express. The California-based group reported spending more than $550,000 in support of Miller and vowed to work twice as hard to beat Murkowski if she ran as a write-in.

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Murkowski has said she's considered re-entering the race because of an outpouring of encouragement from Alaskans. She said she feels a responsibility to the state and believes success is possible though she also acknowledged the risk involved.

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