Joe Miller, the Tea Party candidate who beat incumbent Sen. Lisa
Murkowski in the Alaskan Republican primary, on Sunday stayed mum on whether he'd back
one of his biggest supporters for the 2012 presidential election.
Miller did not want to approach the question of whether former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin would be a qualified pick for the presidential race in 2012.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Miller, who has been backed by Palin in his Senate race, said that he is focused on his current campaign and that it is not his “role to comment” on other candidacies.
“I am not going to get distracted by other candidates,” he said.
Miller also attacked Murkowski for deciding to forge ahead with a write-in bid for the Senate this November. Miller said that she is not listening to Alaskan voters. Miller beat Murkowski in the primary by some 2,000 votes.
When she announced her write-in bid on Friday, Murkowski declared that Alaska "cannot accept the extremist views of Joe Miller."
Miller on Sunday retorted that his views of transferring power back to the state from the federal government and reversing government growth are not extreme views but rather views of “broad-based appeal” in Alaska.