In a new piece of news, Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican in the US Sen., along with her GOP rival Kelly Shibaka, advanced from her primary, was endorsing former President Donald Trump.
Another Trump-backed candidate, Republican Sarah Palin, was among the candidates bound for November’s general election in the race for Alaska’s lone House seat. Murkowski expressed confidence she would move on and told reporters earlier in the day what matters.
Shibaka also said that he is grateful for the strong and unwavering support shown by President Trump to Alaska.
Prior to Lisa Murkowski, who has been in the Senate since late 2002, her father was Frank Murkowski, the first in Alaska elections using a voter-approved election process.
Party primaries have been abolished and choice voting continues to be used in general elections; The top four vote-getters in the primary race, regardless of party affiliation, advance to the general election.
Murkowski voted to indict Trump in his second impeachment trial since the January 6, 2021 uprising. He has strong words for Murkowski. He called her the worst during a rally in Anchorage last month. Murkowski said that only if Tshibaka gets his strength from Trump’s support.
What does that really say about her as the candidate with the Alaskan offer? Is it just that she will be the rubber stamp for Donald Trump?
Tshibaka’s campaign co-chair Kevin Durling said Tshibaka’s support of Trump was an added bonus to him. He said Tshibaka’s commitment to business and family and his values were important to him.
He expressed dismay with Murkowski for the impeachment vote and for his support for the nomination of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in November’s election, led by Democrats Mary Peltola, Palin and Republican Nick Begich.
It is too early to make a fourth call. Begich and Palin were also competing in a special election early the next year to serve the remainder of the late Representative Don Young’s term.
Several write-in candidates in the special election, including Republican Tara Sweeney in the House primary. Sweeney was the Assistant Secretary of State for Indian Affairs in the US Home Trump Administration.
The special election was on one side of the ballot; The other side included primary races for US Senate US House governor and lieutenant governor and legislative seats, Palin said in a statement Tuesday evening, marking the first test case of the highly complex untested rank-choice voting system.
Proponents of rank voting have said that it encourages positive campaigning, but the race to the House is often harsh.
In an ad for Begich, the narrator says Alaska has faced “years of disasters,” including fires and COVID-19
A former legislator recently served on a commission that aims to rebuild salmon resources on the Kuskokwim River. The MLA has described himself as a consensus maker.
I am just like any other regular Alaskan, and I understand the economic struggles that Alaskans face directly.
Alaska said the results of the special election would not be known for some time. We are moving towards the general election. We are going to build on this momentum and build the Alliance of Alaska.