Real Murkowski, Tshibaka Showdown Likely November, Not Tuesday

Longtime Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces tough reelection bid as Republican who voted to impeach Trump, but new state voting rules will likely have her and Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka advancing to November election.

  • This year in Alaska all candidates, regardless of party, are listed together, and the top four vote-getters advance to general election.
  • Murkowski has 18 challengers in the primary, the most prominent Trump-endorsed Republican Kelly Tshibaka.
  • Alaska pollster Ivan Moore told Associated Press that in a conventional GOP primary Murkowski would have had a “zero percent – I mean zero percent – chance of winning.”
  • Murkowski vote to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill riot.
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