The Club for Growth announced Friday Afternoon that it had endorsed Joe Miller in Alaska's Senate race. It's at least the second time the Club has jumped into a race after Tea Party Express catapulted a candidate to viability: the Club endorsed Sharron Angle in Nevada after a month of Tea Party Express spending pushed her 20 percentage points higher in polls.
It's good for Miller, but maybe a bit late: Miller will either beat Sen. Lisa Murkowski after all the absentee and contested ballots are counted, or he won't. The real race may be over. Murkowski was a much bigger challenge, one would assume, than Democratic nominee Scott McAdams. But assumptions, as we've seen, are no good in Alaska this year, so the Club's money could wind up delivering Miller to the U.S. Senate depending on how things go.
Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.