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Murkowski channels inner Ted Stevens, wears 'Hulk' earrings for ANWR debate

Sen. Lisa Murkowski wears "Hulk" earrings Tuesday as she prepares to debate...
Sen. Lisa Murkowski wears "Hulk" earrings Tuesday as she prepares to debate the ANWR provision of the tax bill. (CNN Photo) (KTUU)
Published: Dec. 19, 2017 at 2:37 PM AKST
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Sen. Lisa Murkowsi is wearing some Hulk earrings Tuesday in honor of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, who was known for wearing superhero ties and would wear a Hulk tie whenever he tried to get ANWR passed.

"And when he wore his Hulk tie he meant business," she told CNN.

With the tax reform vote Tuesday night, which includes a provision that opens up ANWR to drilling for oil and gas, Murkowksi will essentially be at the helm of accomplishing a goal of Alaskan politicians for decades, including a goal of her father, former Sen. Frank Murkowski.

Murkowski, who's very superstitious, said she's had the earrings for a while but didn't wear them until today because she said she "never had just the right moment."

"So I figured today was the day to be channeling my inner Ted Stevens and wearing the Hulk," she said, before she knocked on the wooden table next to her.