Sen. Dan Sullivan is prepared to do some political back-scratching, and will fight the Alaska Republican Party’s efforts to defeat Sen. Lisa Murkowski if she chooses to run in 2022.

Speaking during an ABC interview on March 28, Sullivan cited the many times Murkowski has supported his political career and said he would return the favor even though state Republicans are actively seeking a candidate to replace Murkowski for what they see as her abandonment of core Republican values.

Click the image above to watch Sen. Dan Sullivan explain why he would support Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s reelection campaign in 2022.

The ABC reporter observed that in addition to the Alaska Republican Party’s stance against Murkowski, former President Donald Trump has also pledged to help defeat her.

“What do you make of those efforts by President Trump and your own party leadership in Alaska to see her defeated,” Sullivan was asked.

“Well look, when I ran in 2014 and beat a Democrat incumbent and we got the Senate majority back, Senator Murkowski was a strong supporter of mine,” he responded. “And in 2016 I supported her, and just in my reelection in 2020, where you know the national Democratic Party came in big in Alaska – massive amounts of money – Senator Murkowski was a strong supporter of mine and we won that reelection very strongly. Look, we don’t agree on everything, but we make a good team for Alaska.”

Sullivan was asked once again whether he would support her if she ran for reelection.

“Yes, if Senator Murkowski runs again, I’m going to support her,” he replied.

Murkowski has fallen out of favor with the Republican Party in Alaska. On March 29, former Alaska Commissioner of Administration Kelly Tshibaka announced she was mounting a challenge to the 20-year U.S. Senator.

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Sen. Sullivan will oppose Alaska Republican Party’s efforts to defeat Murkowski in 2022

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    Senator Dan Sullivan has shown himself to be spineless in the voter fraud and framing done to President Trump. Perhaps he has been in Washington too long himself to know what is going on out in the country. He is discrediting himself by trying to help Senator Lisa Murkowski, a clear traitor to America in so many ways. Senator Sullivan should owe her no favors as that is not the criteria for getting elected or should not be where he has to pay her back. Truth, integrity and honor are of greater value than loyalty, especially with the bad fruit Murkowski has been delivering. She is not a victim but an aggressor and does not need to be rescued by Sullivan who has more integrity than Lisa has shown she will ever have in her votes
    Senator only fault is to listen to the Chinese/Soros/Clinton propaganda machine that accused Trump of doing all the things that they have been doing to him. Targeting him as aggressor instead of victim to their smear and untruthful tactics.

  • John J Otness says:

    No honor. amongst thieves Sullivan an EX marine just finished voting in a communist for interior secretary…. PISSED ON HIS OATH,,,, He is so sewer swamp bound that his allegiance is not to our state and nation but to those vile global demons that rule the world. Just remember Alaskans that whomever says nothing about the integrity of our vote and the corrupt Dominion communist owned machines are a part of the treasonous cult seeking the destruction of our Republic. We are witnessing this firsthand in their own actions.

    • Sharon Turner says:

      …100% correct, John. We the People have been ‘asleep’ too long. These People bed, plead and cajole us for our lawful votes.. only to turn on us before the ink dries on their SWORN oath. I have fought against our onw Swamp dweller.. “Murky” Murkowski for years.. DC has the swamp. WE Alaskans have murky muskegs.. hence my nickname.. MURKY”.. She is a traitor to her Oaths and to every person who waisted their vote. Of late Dan Sullivan has become an all too quiet “Milquetoast”.. Give Marines a bad name.. Shame on you Dan..

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Good bye DAN! good luck getting re elected the next election cycle!

  • Robert Redlinger says:

    It’s amazing there is no leadership and a total melt down of the Alaska Republican party. They are eating their own, and really think Kelly is going to beat Lisa. There’s little or no hope.

  • Lobo says:

    It would be great if we can keep this in mind when he runs for re-election.. But, we have to have a challenger as well.

  • Stacy Christensen says:

    I need not read any further than when the article states Sullivan’s stance by saying that “many times Murkowski has supported my political career and he said he would return the favor.” End of story. Americans are so tired of career politicians following their own interests, disregarding the constituents who elected them to represent their particular party, no matter which side of the isle. It is clear to see that Sullivan is no better than any other politician who cuts deals and scratches backs. We need those who can stand for what is right, those who are committed to the Constitution and our republic. We cannot afford to have either Sullivan or Murkowski represent the 49th state of the Union. They have got to go.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    Support Murky, Dan, and I will not support you. I have not agreed with much of what you have done lately, but for you to be supporting her is a bridge too far.

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    It seems Senator Murkowski has moved further toward the left since 2014. Is Senator Sullivan to close to the picture to see the details? He may need to put loyalty aside.

  • Patrick Michael Brenna says:

    congratulations pal……you just lost your job

  • G Aleution says:

    Anchorage has dropped the representative form of government with impunity. You both know this et neither one of you give one bit of concern about it. Priorities?

  • Herman Nelson says:

    Dan- just another BACK STABBER. What happened to your “marine creed”, Dan…? Naa.. You need a good warm cup of GFY.

  • NAV says:

    Sullivan sells snake oil he must be removed just like Murkowski!!!!

  • Steve says:

    I don’t need to clip on photo to see why Dan supports Lisa, I just don’t care.

    A friend of my enemy is an enemy to me!

  • John J Otness says:

    What we all have to realize is that both Senators have sold their souls and have no intention nor desire to do the will of we the people . There is no Benevolence or loyalty to State or Nation here whatsoever. This is two purchased politicians scrambling to survive. Just look at their drawn tortured faces and see what the toll of the betrayal has been on them . Look at Dans bags under his eyes and Murkowskis drawn and stretched face as they full well know the weight of their inconceivable decisions and how we as their constituents will react. But they have no choice as they signed their contract with the beast that seeks our Republics demise… We the people must rise and take back the rings that have given them this power to destroy us. Its on us.

    • Linda says:

      Money talks…and unfortunately these two have sold their souls! Let’s tell it like it is! Or perhaps they were threatened with their families’ lives! The Deep State is becoming deeper! Pray for our America and Alaska!

  • Dee Cee says:

    I have a message for you Sully: You’re on the wrong side of the line with this one, buddy. Your loyalty should be to your constituents. Not your friends in Washington, DC. Lisa is not your constituent. She is your friend in DC.

  • Aunt Sally says:

    Who owns you, Danny?

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Sullivan is an unprincipled politician – A Squsih, A RINO – he has to go. He is not supporting the best interests of Alaska. He is loyal to a person that has values contrary to Republicans – yet he takes personality over principle. Sullivan is the poster boy for everything BAD in Dc. He has lost my vote!

  • Jean says:

    Senator Sullivan, big disappointment in this announcement to support LM. The events of the past year have made a stronger conservative base here in Alaska and there’s already one solid contender for her seat. We may not know how everything gets done there in DC with all the back-scratching and so on, but I think you can count on a pretty good attempt to unseat you both.

    • Jean says:

      Your loyalty to her appears to be more valuable than your loyalty to your constituents.

  • morpheous says:

    I should have voted for GrOSs…sad really…

  • Ed L says:

    Senator Sullivan seems to forget that it’s his “constituents” that provide the support for his political career – not Murkowski. I warned him recently in a message posted on his web page (for which he has not answered) — about not associating himself by her twisted (& do-nothing) influence. She hasn’t done anything productive for this state, but cater to the democrats’ destructive agenda. If he continues to associate himself with her, he’ll quickly go down with her. I’ve had my fill with RINOs.

  • AK Joy says:

    Thank you for your support of Lisa Murkowski. I have not agreed with your stance on many things, but this is one time I we have similar support. There are so many who believe the BIG LIE even though they seem educated. I hope you are not one of those

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    Read “The Big Lie” by Dinesh D’Sousa. The leftists/marxists/atheists/woke/cancel culture, et. al. is the way to neutralize citizens and patriots and put the blame on us. It is called transference and is being done to us including Sullivan. No excuse, he can read and research just like the rest of us. Senator Sullivan either does not know or does not care about what is happening and how by not taking a stand for Truth, Honor, Integrity and many other Western values that he should hold as an ex-marine means that he chooses marxism over American values. He is being propagandized just as the many others who believe the mainstream media which is run by Nazi collaborator George Soros who is a felon and banned from 6 countries but is running our media along with dictator Xi. They bought CNN and the rest just follow.
    Senator Sullivan may be a lost cause at this time since he is unaware or seems to be unaware of the evil taking dominance over America through the courts, the media, the godless people in Congress and in Biden’s advisors including Obama. All of this is proveable with research.

  • Fred Lee says:

    I see cancel culture is alive and well in the comment section of The Alaska Watchman!

  • Michael Warner says:

    I say we get rid of Dan Sullivan along with Lisa and anyone else that defends her. He just got done saying he was going to fight against his own party. Hit the road Dan and “don’t come back no more no more”. We will actively fight against Dan, Lisa and their ilk to the bitter end! And tell Don Young he’s next if he sticks up for her. Go join the democrat party you vote with… join the Communists

  • Jeffrey Missal says:

    If Sullivan is going to defend Murkowski, then his ass needs to go as well.

    This, combined with how the GOP treated Trump, is exactly why I am on the verge of not voting “republican” anymore. The entire party seems to be chock full of nothing but RINOs.

  • Trained Observer says:

    If we can summon the energy and organize to replace RINOwski, it should signal ol’ Dan that he’s on-deck for the chopping block. We just need to correctly and aggressively negotiate this ballot harvesting, democrat infused ranked choice voting debacle in the primary next year.

  • Richard Eide says:

    I believe it’s clear, now, that Dan’s a swamp dweller with Lisa. And… “Yes, Kelly CAN and Will beat Lisa!”