The Central Republican State Committee of Alaska approved Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat in Murkowski. The newspaper reported that the committee approved Tshibaka’s approval by 58-17 votes at a meeting in Fairbanks.
In a statement, Tshibaka said he will be their ideal conservative champion and be an Alaska senator “can be trusted to make any decision based on what is best for our great state.”
Tshibaka, who headed the Alaska Department of Administration, announced on March 29 that he would run for the Senate seat in Murkowski, who has been in office since 2002.
On March 13, the Republican State Central Committee voted 53-17 to censure Murkowski, citing his vote accusing Trump and other voices of breaking with the GOP leadership. Alaska Republican Party leaders at the time said they would recruit someone to act against him.
Trump and Andose Tshibaka. “Lisa Murkowski is bad for Alaska,” Trump said in a statement last month. “Murkowski must go!”
Murkowski said in a statement to the Daily News that he has fought for Alaska’s values in the U.S. Senate and will continue to do so.
Murkowski said: “Alaska voters are deciding who represents them in DC, and I work every day to get their support.”