Former President Donald Trump over the weekend made public his endorsement of Republican Kelly Tshibaka, the former Alaska Administration Commissioner. Ms. Tshibaka already leads Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in the two most recent 2022 primary surveys with significant percentage margins. Mr. Trump has been sparring with Sen. Murkowski since he left office and again noted that she voted to impeach him over the January 6th Capitol insurrection. His statement says Sen. Murkowski is “bad for Alaska.”
This race has a long time to develop since the Alaska primary isn’t until August of 2022. With the state’s new top four jungle primary procedure, there is little doubt that both Ms. Tshibaka and Sen. Murkowski will advance into the general election. Therefore, we can expect the Alaska race to be on the front burner of political discussion all the way through the November 2nd general election.
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