Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK., makes her way to the Senate policy luncheons through the Senate subway in the U.S. Capitol on July 18, 2013.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) speaks to reporters outside the Senate chamber following a luncheon for Republican members of the Senate January 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. Murkowski commented on U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to protect millions of acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) answers questions following a weekly policy luncheon with Senate Republicans at the U.S. Capitol January 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. McConnell discussed a meeting he attended with U.S. President Barack Obama earlier in the day at the White Hous. Also pictured are Sen. John Thune (R) (R-SD) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (L) (R-AK).
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) talks with reporters before attending the weekly Republican Senate caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol November 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate overcame a procedural hurdle Monday to move closer to passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013, which would outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Reverend Jim Wallis prays with Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in front of the Capitol Building on the morning of October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Today marks the 16th day of the government shutdown and the last day to find a solution before the government could potentially begin defaulting on debts.
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Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) speaks to reporters after voting on Capitol Hill December 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. The US Senate was not able to get a 60 vote super majority necessary to move along a defense authorization bill that included language to repeal the US military's 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' policy that prohibits gay service members from openly serving.
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) greets supporters during a results-watching party on November 2, 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. Murkowski, defending her Senate seat as a write-in candidate, pulled into the lead in early results. If she wins, it would be the first time a write-in candidate has won a U.S. Senate seat since Strom Thurmond in 1954.