Lisa Mutkowski’s seat is up. She hasn’t announced if she’ll run for re-election. The Republican State Central Committee voted 53-17 to censure Murkowski, citing her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump and other votes that have broken with GOP leadership. The Alaska Republican State Central Committee on Saturday endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lisa Murkowski.
Kelly Tshibaka has been endorsed by President Trump. Sarah Palin has also expressed interest in the race.
In discussing a possible Senate run, Palin dismissed a Republican woman already in > > the race and endorsed by Trump. Palin said she had “never heard” of Kelly Tshibaka, a state official who has taken aim
at Murkowski over her vote to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, for
inciting the 6 January riot.
I hope we don’t see a replay of the 2010 election. Murkowski lost the Republican primary but was re-elected on a WRITE-IN campaign; a feat not repeated since Strom Thumond’s 1954 election. Murkowski’s name has a long history in Alaska politics and many democrats voted for her.