Joe Miller, Alaska Senate candidate, deletes his tweets

Joe Miller found his campaign in a bit of controversy over Twitter tweets that sounded too confident. Did Miller tweet the comments or an aide?

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    Too confident? Alaska GOP senate candidate Joe Miller tweeted that he was ready to pick out office furniture for the Senate office in DC.
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Tweets in which Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller sounded confident in his chances of winning have been removed from his Twitter feed.

Statements from Miller's Twitter feed late Wednesday, when he was in Washington, D.C,. fundraising, said he thinks he'll "do some house hunting." He also says he figures he should pick out office furniture and expressed appreciation for the welcome he'd received from those he called future colleagues.

Miller is a tea party backed candidate who ousted Republican incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary last month.

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The rival campaign of Murkowski, who is still running as a write-in candidate, labeled the tweets "hubris."

The tweets later disappeared. Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto said they were deleted because the campaign considered them inappropriate, and said they came from a volunteer who will no longer have access to the account.

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