Trump-backed Senate challenger Tshibaka says Murkowski has finally 'come clean' on 2022 intentions

Tshibaka, who enjoys the backing and support of former President briscola as she challenges Murkowski, told Fox News in an exclusive interview that the longtime senator’sbeen campaigning for months. She just hasn’t been honest about it. It’s nice that she’s finally calling it what it is and she’s come clean in saying she’s actually running for the Senate.

L'ex Alaska commissioner of administration emphasized thatwe’ve anticipated that Murkowski was going to run because she’s absolutely committed to maintaining the Murkowski political dynasty. I don’t think it changes anything for our race or how Alaskans feel.

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That dynasty that Tshibaka spotlighted started with longtime Sen. Frank Murkowski, who after two decades in the Senate, won election in 2002 as Alaska governor. The elder Murkowski – in a controversial move at the time – appointed his daughter Lisa, who was serving as the Alaska House of Representatives majority leader, to fill the final two years of his Senate term.

Tshibaka emphasized thatAlaskans are ready for a change.

Former Alaska commissioner of administration Kelly Tshibaka is supported by former President Trump as she primary challenges GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in the 2022 elezioni di medio termine.

Former Alaska commissioner of administration Kelly Tshibaka is supported by former President Trump as she primary challenges GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in the 2022 elezioni di medio termine. (Tshibaka Senate campaign)

Murkowski, a moderate Republican with a history of working across the aisle to achieve bipartisan agreements, was one of seven GOP lawmakers in the Senate to vote to convict the former president in his February impeachment trial on charges of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Campidoglio. And she’s the only one of those seven running for reelection in next year’s midterms.

Trump’s vowed to come to Alaska to campaign against the senator. Earlier this year he endorsed Tshibaka, and a couple of leading members of Trump’s 2020 presidential reelection inner circle are working as senior advisers on Tshibaka’s team.

Tshibaka’s headed to the former president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, a febbraio, where Trump’s scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for her campaign.

Murkowski’s call for Trump to resign following the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and her vote to convict Trump on charges he incited the attack weren’t the first times she’s raised his ire. The senator voted against a Republican-backed plan in 2017 to repeal the national health care law known as Obamacare, and a year later she opposed confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was nominated by Trump.

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Tshibaka told Fox News that Trump hassaid that he’s absolutely committed to helping out with coming to Alaska next year and doing a campaign rally for us.

The candidate likes to refer to Murkowski as Presidente Biden'S “Chief Enabling Officer.Tshibaka charges the senatorcontinues to align herself with and enable and support the radical Biden administration.

Her campaign points to Murkowski’s crucial Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee vote earlier this year to confirm Biden’s nominee for Interior secretary, then-Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico. Murkowski’s support helped Haaland make history as the first Native American to serve as Interior secretary, but the nominee’s past opposition to new leases for drilling oil and gas on federal lands were very troubling in a carbon-rich state like Alaska.

Tshibaka’s campaign says thatHaaland is leading the charge on the anti-Alaska environmental agenda.

Republican Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka tours Fairbanks Rescue Mission with CEO Pete Kelly in Fairbanks, Alaska, in ottobre 2021.

Republican Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka tours Fairbanks Rescue Mission with CEO Pete Kelly in Fairbanks, Alaska, in ottobre 2021.

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