Former President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his commitment to travel to Alaska to help oust Sen. Lisa Murkowski, although he has not yet indicated a date.

In a June 7 statement, Trump called out Murkowski for costing Alaskans “billions and billions of dollars by voting for Radical Left Biden appointees, which in turn led to the revocation of ANWR drilling, which Alaskans have been fighting to see happen for six decades.”

He said Murkowski’s actions helped “kill the biggest economic stimulant for the State, but also one of the biggest energy producing sites in the world. Nobody thought ANWR could be opened.”

“She’s the best friend Washington Democrats ever had — and Alaska’s reward for that betrayal is an empowered Left coming after their wealth and jobs,” Trump added. “I think she will be met very harshly by the Alaska voters in 15 months, and I will be there to campaign against her!”

Murkowski faces a strong conservative challenger in Kelly Tshibaka, who stepped down as Alaska’s Commissioner of Administration this spring in order to launch a campaign for Murkowski’s U.S. Senate seat. She has come out of the gate as a pro-life, pro-America-first, pro-Second Amendment and pro-liberty conservative. In essence, she has framed herself as the antithesis to Murkowski, who has been rejected by Alaska’s Republican Party for betraying conservative principles, religious liberties, traditional marriage and pro-life values.

Trump’s statement about Murkowski comes just two days after he spoke at the North Carolina Republican Party’s annual state convention in which he said the 2022 midterm elections remain a top priority for him, even as he ponders his own bid to reclaim the White House.

“…the survival of America depends upon our ability to elect republicans at every level, starting with the midterms next year,” he said. “I’ll make a decision in the not-too-distant future, maybe sooner than people think,” he said referring to his own possible run to reclaim the White House in 2024. “And, I think they’re going to be very happy.”

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Trump reaffirms vow to campaign in Alaska against Murkowski

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.


  • Gary Carroll says:

    I’m not from Alaska however who the good people of Alaska send to the Senate has a direct impact on every body in every state. She (Murkowski) was “NOT” the reason ANWR was opened up however she is the reason it closed. It was President Trump that opened ANWR and he (Trump) that done many, many things for Alaska that should of been done years and years ago. PLEASE to The Good People of Alaska: Look at what Lisa Murkowski and try to find something she has done instead of her name, all of American needs her out of Washington.

    • Linda says:

      Not to worry…we have the BEST contender to challenge her next year. Her name is Kelly Tshibaka! Follow along and watch her win!! A true Republican!

    • NAV says:

      Murkowski is a DEMORAT in the flesh and she is “OUT”!!!

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    So far Kelly Tshibaka appears to be an excellent candidate to take on Murkowski. Likely the biggest challenge will be our very non-transparent convoluted election process that has far too many ‘holes’ able to be filled by fraud. We will have to be very proactive, vigilant and attentive, as Bronson supporters were in the recent Anchorage mayoral election. The 2022 election is fast approaching.

  • Lobo says:

    Now.. we have to be sure that Smartmatic Voting Machines aren’t used.

    • Timothy Colbath says:

      Actually the state uses Dominion machines as do many of the boroughs up here.

  • Ralph says:

    Lisa is a sell out purple rhino. Cannot wait to see her leave =]

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes can’t wait for this Loser to go
    I have never voted for Lisa this whole time
    Vote Kelly

  • Mike Moore says:

    She does not represent the thoughts and agenda of the people of Alaska, or the Republican Party of Alaska. She is out of touch with everyone here other than her compliment of big city rats that praise her. She’s on the way out!!!

  • Roland King says:

    Trump argues that Murkowski voted for radical left Biden appointees. It’s important to note that both Don Young AND Dan Sullivan also voted for Deb Haaland, who as Secretary of the Interior, was integral in the stop on ANWR drilling. If we’re going to assign blame for putting Haaland in a position of influence, then – in this instance at least – Sullivan and Young are just as guilty.

    • John J. Otness says:

      Amen Roland,,, Young Sullivan and Murkowski all need to go, And never forget that by these 3 voting reps that voted for Haalland they also turned their backs on the DOMINION CCP voting machines becoming complicit with a Foreign Govts Treasonous meddling in our election…. I see all 3 in prison with many others that turned their backs on their Oaths to allow the treasonous activity…. Maricopa will build the Gallows….. PS Senator David Eastman deserves a huge round of applause as he went to Arizona to observe the Fraud first hand where CCP owned DOMINION is being dismantled Alaska will be audited….. These folks send our Young Men and Women to war and back home they vote communist…. What a crock of shit this has become. Take America back….

  • Efrog Industries says:

    I’m the Man with the megaphone see you soon Lisa

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    Currently, the voting rolls in Alaska show more citizens than are alive in Alaska. Tshibaka said that whenever someone signs up for a permanent fund they are automatically signed up to vote in Alaska. The voter rolls have people on them who have died and the machine still uses the names. The names of those who died are kept for 4 years after their death. The dominion voting machine is still in use and a ballot measure needs to pass the state that says: “No dead people are allowed to vote. Proof needs to be with legitimate identification in person.” We can all agree with that ballot measure. Also, there should be no mail-in or advanced voting. It needs to get back to the old-fashioned way–one person, one vote in person.

  • Fern Bunwhacker says:

    I was kinda hoping Joe Miller would run. I used to think he was a nut but turns out he’s been right all along. If he doesn’t run I’ll vote for Kelly.
    Lisa lost me for good on the Kavanaugh fiasco.

  • Aunt Sally says:

    Hope we see a better candidate than Kelly come along. The American Conservative’s April 27th article paints an ugly picture of her as a long-time swamp creature and a potential carpetbagger.

    She can always correct the record if she was mischaracterized or she can come out and admit that she’s had a change of heart of course but the platitudes she’s been doling out aren’t especially convincing and the suspiciously large marketing machine behind her suggests that TAC might have been correct.

    Paging Mike Shower and/or Ben Carpenter to the white courtesy phone, please!

  • Bob Connex says:

    Maybe Trump can help us replace Don Young.