Excerpt from Dan Rather Reports’ Interview with Lisa Murkowski

Americans say their Washington politicians are too ideological, too polarized and they spend too much money. But what if there was a senator who won re-election without the backing of her party and now says she feels liberated to vote as she pleases…wants to compromise and is beholden to no one except her constituents? Lisa Murkowski, a Republican Senator from Alaska says that’s exactly what’s happened to her. This is the story of how the senator took on the Tea party, won re-election and became a different politician in the process.

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