On Saturday, the Republican primary challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Kelly Tshibaka, announced that she had received the endorsement of the Alaska Republican Party for the 2022 election cycle.
“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,” Tshibaka said in a Saturday statement.
“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,” she continued.
Murkowski saw her poll numbers plummet after she voted to convict former President Donald Trump of an impeachment charge in January following protesters breaching the Capitol building on January 6.
Currently, 84% of Republicans give her an unfavorable rating, and 59% of voters across the board agree. The Republican Party in Alaska also censured her after the impeachment vote.
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