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October 18th, 2010
05:12 PM ET

Joe Miller responds on job questions

(CNN) – Republican candidate for Senate in Alaska, Joe Miller, admitted he was disciplined for the misuse of local government computers but said it was not a factor in his eventual departure from his job as an attorney at the Fairbanks North Star Borough (an area of Alaska) in September 2009.

The former mayor of Fairbanks said last week that Miller left his post because the borough planned to fire him over using borough computers for election business while attempting to become the head of the Alaska Republican Party. On Monday Miller responded.

"The event in question is something that happened during my time off," Miller told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King. "So it was during my lunch hour."

Miller, in an interview taped for CNN's John King, USA that airs at 7 p.m. ET, said his departure from the borough had nothing to do with the event that happened nearly two years before.

King asked him to clarify his remarks:

"Is this a fair statement, in your view that at the time this happened, you were disciplined for something, but it had nothing to do with why… you left the agency down the road?"

Miller responded, "Absolutely."

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  1. DesertDiva

    Video: joe miller’s goons illegally handcuffing a reporter

    October 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  2. debra

    Joe Miller is lying on every count... first off he lies and says they required he have guards lieThere was no requirement of security personnel as alleged by the Miller campaign.

    Director of Community Services at the Anchorage School District The Rules and Regulations

    Lying abut the reporter being violent

    Lying about his lack of disclosure on his job

    Lying about being transparent

    Lying about everything... if his lips are moving he is lying

    October 18, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  3. John Ely

    Can one imagine John King interviewing ANY Democrat like he interviewed the fellow from Alaska tonight? I guess this sort of bias is why the American public is so cynical about the press and its left agenda.

    October 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  4. Ken

    Check out the Goons he's got for "protection". Take off the blue blazer, red ties and white shirts, and these guys would look (and act) like they'd be right at home in Brown shirts with red armbands

    October 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm |