Former President Donald Trump issued an endorsement of Kelly Tshibaka in her quest to unseat Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 midterm elections. It is Trump’s first formal endorsement of a challenger to an incumbent Republican senator. 

“Lisa Murkowski is bad for Alaska. Her vote to confirm Biden’s Interior Secretary was a vote to kill long sought for, and approved, ANWR, and Alaska jobs,” Trump stated in a June 18 endorsement. “Murkowski has got to go! Kelly Tshibaka is the candidate who can beat Murkowski—and she will.”

Tshibaka responded to the news with a statement on Facebook saying she is “honored and grateful to have the support of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.”

In March, Tshibaka stepped down as Alaska’s Commissioner of Administration in order to launch her Senate campaign. 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.

“Kelly is a fighter who stands for Alaska values and America First,” Trump wrote. “She is MAGA all the way, pro-energy, strong on the Border, tough on Crime and totally supports our Military and our great Vets. Kelly is a powerful supporter of the Second Amendment and JOBS! I look forward to campaigning in Alaska for Kelly Tshibaka. She has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

With the current Senate split 50-50 between Republicans and Democrats, Murkowski has emerged as a powerful ally of Democratic leaders. She now regularly breaks with her party to confirm Biden Administration cabinet posts, votes reliably for pro-abortion legislation, and has become a solid supporter of the most radical elements of the LGBTQ agenda, while supporting legislation that rolls back basic religious liberties.

Trump is campaigning around the nation for solid conservative candidates, while dropping hints that he may run for reelection in 2024 depending on how the midterm elections go.

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Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for U.S. Senate

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.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    “She is the candidate who can beat Murkowski” ya until they rig that election. ALASKA you better get it right this time. Get rid of that disease named Murkowski. Find a way to beat the native corps that keep buying her seat.

  • Mike Moore says:

    Murkowski, has got to go! She does not represent the interests or values of Alaskans. Her voting record during the Trump administration has cost all Americans during the crucial votes that were needed by the Republican party. She split from the party and handed the Democrats’ what they wanted on a silver plater. I don’t know who she represents, but she is no Republican, and has lost touch with the people she is supposed to represent in lieu of her own discretion on issues. Good bye Murkowski, and don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out!

  • Jon and Ruth Ewig says:

    Kelly is so needed to get us back on track as a Conservative Christian state that respects the Rule of Law and the Bill of Rights as intended in the original documents. She is in our prayers.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Lisa is such a Loser
    Vote Kelly
    Can wait for the Trump rally in Alaska next year.

  • Linda says:

    To support Kelly…go to! With all our help…she can win!