Joining the Conservative Conscience podcast this episode is Joe Miller. Joe is a conservative constitutionalist from Alaska, who is running against Lisa Murkowski, one of the worst Republican senators in terms of her #LibertyScore. Joe beat Lisa in 2010 in the GOP primary, only to have her mount a write-in bid, joining with liberals, to beat him in the general election.
Joe is a strong believer in local control and state sovereignty over its internal affairs, and although he is running on the Libertarian ticket, he does so while adhering to all of his conservative principles. The Libertarian Party in Alaska is different than that at the national level, and actually more resembles the principles espoused by members of Congress such as Mike Lee, Ted Cruz.
“We have no choice but to engage,” reasoned Miller on why he is running. “We that have opportunity to influence have no choice … it is an imperative. If we don’t get things switched around, we’re not gonna have a country in a decade.”
When asked how he plans to take his conservative message to the broad electorate, Miller said he will stress the commonalities Alaskans have from all over the political spectrum. “The message of local control resonates with everyone,” said Miller, especially in Alaska.
Miller also touched on the idea that a real fix for America may necessitate a new party, and that his candidacy could spark such a movement. “It could be a catalyst to future action,” said Miller. “It certainly would destabilize the establishment, or the duopoly, as I call it.”
Joe Miller is the only true conservative running for the U.S. Senate this year who is not already in Congress.
**Production Note: The statement from Murkowski's senior judiciary staff was "child pornographer" not "child molester."