In the Alaska Senate race, Donald Trump backs a Republican challenger to Lisa Murkowski.
In the 2022 Alaska Senate race, Donald Trump has formally endorsed Lisa Murkowski’s top primary challenger.
The former president said in a statement released Friday that Kelly Tshibaka has his “Complete and Total Endorsement” and that he looks forward to campaigning on her behalf.
The statement stated, “Lisa Murkowski is bad for Alaska.” “Her vote to confirm Biden as Interior Secretary was a vote to eliminate employment in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Alaska that had been long sought and approved. Murkowski must resign! Kelly Tshibaka is the only candidate capable of defeating Murkowski—and she will.”
Tshibaka was commended by Trump as a “warrior for Alaska values and America First.” She is 100% MAGA, pro-energy, strong on the border, harsh on crime, and a staunch supporter of our armed forces and veterans. Kelly is a staunch advocate of the Second Amendment and the creation of jobs!”
Trump’s endorsement demonstrates that he wants to keep his pledge to primary Republicans who chastised him or questioned his policies during his four years in office.
In a primary challenge to Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, the former president has already endorsed former White House adviser Max Miller. Gonzalez was one of ten House Republicans who voted in favor of impeachment of Trump. To support Miller, Trump will hold his first post-White House rally in Ohio at the end of the month.
Murkowski was one of the first Republicans in Congress to advocate for Trump’s resignation after the January 6 insurgency at the US Capitol.
“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News.
Murkowski has held her Senate seat since 2002. Tshibaka, Alaska’s administration commissioner, launched her candidacy in March.
Tshibaka said in a Twitter post that she was “honored and grateful” to have Trump’s support.
As he left the White House on January 20, Trump vowed he’d be back “in some form” and that “the movement we started” was just beginning.
Since then, his political action committee—the Save America PAC—has made endorsements in several U.S. Senate, House and statewide races across the country. Filings with the Federal Election Commission show the committee ended 2020 with $31 million in cash on hand.
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