Sen. Lisa Murkowski is running for reelection in 2022, shrugging off opposition from former President Donald Trump and the Alaska Republican Party.
The third-term Republican’s political prospects are bolstered by Alaska’s new voting laws. Rather than having to face the state GOP-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in a closed nominating contest, Murkowski is running in an open jungle primary. The top four finishers in that August race will advance to a November general election decided by ranked-choice voting. Under these parameters, Murkowski is competitive — despite her falling out with Trump and his grassroots supporters.
Murkowski revealed her plans Friday in a campaign video.
“Lisa Murkowski puts Alaska first,” the video’s voice-over declares in a phrase that recalls the “America First” slogan popularized by Trump inside the Republican Party.
Upon the video’s conclusion, Murkowski appears to reference Trump and other Republicans who are opposing her reelection bid. The former president announced his intention to campaign against the senator in the midterm elections after she voted to convict him on one article of impeachment, approved by the House in the waning days of his White House tenure, alleging him responsible for the Jan. 6 riot at the United States Capitol. (Read more from “Corrupt Murkowski Announces ‘22 Bid” HERE)
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