Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) just got some very bad news when the Alaska Republican Party officially turned on her and endorsed her GOP challenger Kelly Tshibaka.
“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 announced on Saturday, according to Newsweek.
“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,” she continued, going on to say that the party must 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,” she added. “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 spoke out against Murkowski back in April as she explained why she had decided to challenge her.
“She’s been voting with them, hurting our way of life, and she’s not standing up to the radical Biden administration while they kill our oil and gas jobs,” Tshibaka said of Murkowski.
“She’s voted to allow illegal immigrants to come into our country. Even if they commit crime, they can stay here. She was the deciding vote to keep Obamacare and that means higher health care costs and fewer healthcare choices for us in Alaska,” she continued, going on to say that they have “some of the highest health care costs in the country.”
Tshibaka also said that people who previously supported Murkowski or worked for the senator’s campaign are flocking to support her because they “understand Lisa Murkowski represents the D.C. elite, the D.C. insiders, the Biden administration, and none of that is good for Alaska.”