In the hotly contested Republican primary in Alaska between incumbent pro-abortion Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and pro-life challenger Kelly Tshibaka, who served as Alaska Department of Administration, there is a new development.
Tshibaka won the endorsement of the Republican Party of Alaska, giving her another edge over Murkowski.
Life News reports:
Suzanne Downey with Must Read Alaska broke down the numbers. Tshibaka won the endorsement with a margin of 58-17, at over 77 percent of those voting. As Downey also pointed out, 77 percent of the state party had also voted to censure Murkowski over her voting to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial. The former president, at that point, had already been out of office.
I am honored to be Endorsed by the Alaska Republican Party! In the Senate, I will always fight for our Conservative values. pic.twitter.com/MbXxhMymfq
— Kelly Tshibaka (@KellyForAlaska) July 10, 2021
Must Read Alaska further reported:
“I am grateful and thrilled to have the strong support of the Alaska Republican Party, which voted overwhelmingly to endorse my candidacy for the U.S. Senate,” she said. “We all share a unified goal: to promote the principles upon which our country and state were founded. I have pledged that I will be true to our shared, conservative Alaska ideals and be a senator upon whom they can depend to make every decision based on what is best for our great state.”
Over the past several weeks leading up to the Republicans’ quarterly meeting, several Republican districts voted to endorse Tshibaka, and earlier this month she was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
“We now move forward with a united front, determined to defend Alaska from the continued onslaught of the radical Biden administration. We need a senator who will stand with Alaskans and not cozy up to the Washington, D.C. insiders, a senator who has earned the trust of the people and strives to keep it every day. It is time for conservative leaders, with courage and common sense, to rise together across the nation. I am honored to be endorsed as that candidate for Alaska,” Tshibaka said.