Murkowski digs ‘chick from Alaska’ mention on ‘Glee’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) confesses that while she’s not a “week-in/week-out ‘Gleek,’ ” she was nonetheless delighted to get a subtle shout-out on the hit Fox show.

In Tuesday night’s episode of “Glee,” the father of one of the students, Kurt Hummel, runs against cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester for a congressional seat. Hummel, who is forced to run as a write-in candidate, says, “Some chick in Alaska did it last year. Her name was way harder to spell than Hummel.”

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The program ran almost exactly a year after Murkowski ran a successful write-in campaign for Alaska’s Senate seat against fellow Republican Joe Miller and Democrat Scott McAdams.

At the time, Murkowski’s camp came up with some creative tactics to make sure its candidate’s name was spelled correctly by voters on the ballot, distributing bracelets that had the letters “Mur” next to pictures of a cow and a ski.

After checking out her small-screen mention, Murkowski wrote in an email to ITK, “This ‘Chick from Alaska” was extremely proud to have given the kids at McKinley High School — and anyone thinking of serving in politics — a reason to go out and make history themselves.”