. republican senator lisa murkowski of alaska will not be serving another term in washington. she concede defeat last night to primary opponent joe miller, a little-known conservative lawyer. he was backed by tea party activives and by former alaskian governor sarah palin. she is the third u.s. senator to lose a renomination bid this year. wall street start off with a major rally sparked by upbeat reports on manufacturing in the u.s. and china. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 254 points to close at 10269069. the nasdaq rose 52 points. august may have the worst month for u.s. auto sales in 27 years. general motors, ford, and toyota reported today that sales fell from july . so did most other auto makers doing business in the u.s. the sole exception was chrysler. it reported a gain of 7%. the number of unauthorized immigrants in the u.s. has fallen for the first time in nearly 20 years. the pew hispanic center reported today that there were just over 11 million undocument individuals. that is a million less than last year. it coincided with the economic downturn and steppe
great shot there. in kentucky the same thing. and in alaska, lisa murkowski, who was defeated by a tea party candidate may pull a job lieberman and run as an independent which i think puts that race back in play for democrats are too. it cuts both ways. there's energy on the right, but in going so far right, the republicans run the risk that they leave the middle behind and create opportunities for democrats. >> i think the issues, though, that are mobilizing voters across the political spectrum right now are not right-left. i think what you're looking at is a--ab electorate that is very worried about the the growth of government. they're very worried about spending, and they see deficits piling up in washington. right now, the middle-- >> ifill: excuse me, a they blame a lot of the republicans and democrats who currently in washington. >> correct. and i think the middle right now is as closely aligned with tea party sentiments. and i don't think that-- i think what happens is a big problem for democrats right now is they're deriding these folks at their own peril. i think that it'
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