The 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, continues to make differences in state and federal elections. Coming off a huge primary season, which saw the likes of political novices likes Hershel Walker storm the GOP, he has the momentum to keep shaping elections through midterms.
One critical battleground is in Alaska, where lifelong conservative turncoat and the dictionary’s image of RINO Lisa Murkowski has spent decades undermining the Republican Party.
Donald Trump made a splash appearance in Anchorage to promote Murkowski’s opponent, Kelly Tshibaka as well as former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
About Murkowksi, Trump did not mince words:
“She’s a total creature of the Washington swamp but much worse than that and a tool of a corrupt establishment, the likes of which we’ve never seen. The fake news media loves her,” he said during the rally.
Trump urged voters to consider alternatives to the career Establishmentarian and RINO sellout, “This is your precious chance to dump the horrific RINO Senator Lisa Murkowski, who’s worse than a Democrat. She’s worse than a Democrat.”
With regard to congressional hopeful Sarah Palin, Trump remarked: “She will be a true warrior for your state and for the country.”
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And in response, Palin said: “Sir, we need you back. Four more years. Four more years.” Palin continued “And President Trump, you are home.”
Conservative Brief reported on the August GOP primaries taking place in Alaska:
“A new poll recently found that Tshibaka — who won the endorsement of the Alaskan Republican Party and scored Trump’s endorsement — is leading Murkowski heading into the August 16 GOP primary
Alaska uses a ranked-choice voting system, meaning that voters get to rank the candidates in order of their preference. In each round, the candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated until a candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. Primaries in Alaska are also non-partisan…
On that first choice on the ballot, Tshibaka comes in with 45.4 percent and Murkowski at just 28.7 percent — with a generic Democrat close behind Murkowski and a libertarian candidate in fourth place. The poll’s margin of error is 4.21 percent.”
Those numbers are staggering, and if nothing changes in the next month will surely indicate that another Trump-backed Senator will be inaugerated in Washington come 2023. Murkowski has even laid the groundwork for defeat. Being the RINO she is, she naturally spoke to the New York Times about her imminent retirement.
“I may not be re-elected. It may be that Alaskans say, ‘Nope, we want to go with an absolute, down-the-line, always, always, 100-percent, never-question, rubber-stamp Republican,” she said about Tshibaka, who is leading in the polls.
“And if they say that that’s the way that Alaska has gone — kind of the same direction that so many other parts of the country have gone — I have to accept that,” Murkowski added. “But I’m going to give them the option… Maybe I am just completely politically naïve, and this ship has sailed. But I won’t know unless we — unless I — stay out there and give Alaskans the opportunity to weigh in.”
Hailey Sanibel fiercely loves freedom. She equally detests evil and stupidity, both of which are out of control in the modern world. She is a regular contributor at The Blue State Conservative.