Democrats already painting Miller as 'extremist'

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wasted no time Wednesday going after Alaska attorney Joe Miller (R). 

Even though the Republican primary between Miller and Sen. Lisa Murkowski has yet to be officially called, the DSCC attacked Miller as an "extremist" and accused him of wanting to "transition-out Social Security" and "phase-out Medicare." 

Miller is clinging to a lead of fewer than 2,000 votes over Murkowski with 97 percent of precincts reporting. There are still thousands of absentee ballots that have yet to be counted and it could take until next month to have final results out of the state.

The DSCC release makes no mention of the Democratic nominee for the seat — Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams. While the GOP could end up with a novice candidate in Miller, he would still be a heavy favorite in November.

Given the number of competitive Senate seats this fall, it looks highly unlikely the national party would expend any real money on Alaska. 

It's help that McAdams would likely need to make the race truly competitive. He raised less than $10,000 as of his last FEC filing and DNC Spokesman Brad Woodhouse was unable to even name McAdams when asked Wednesday on ABC's "Top Line."