Tag Archives: Lisa Murkowski

Lisa Murkowski Advances In Alaska Senate Primary

The Alaska Daily News reports: In a primary race largely seen as a referendum on former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was narrowly leading Trump-backed challenger Kelly Tshibaka in early results after voting concluded Tuesday. Murkowski had 42.7% of the votes counted so far compared to Tshibaka’s 41.4%, with 233 of 402 precincts reporting. Both candidates, along with …

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Man Gets 32 Months For Threats To Kill AK Senators

From the Justice Department: A Delta Junction, Alaska, man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline to 32 months in prison and a $5,000 fine after pleading guilty to two counts of threatening to murder Alaska’s two U.S. Senators. According to court documents, Jay Allen Johnson, 65, left 17 threatening voicemails for Alaska’s two U.S. Senators over …

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Murkowski Becomes Second GOP “Yes” On Jackson

Yahoo News reports: The Senate Judiciary Committee was split on whether to approve the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. The vote on Monday went as expected, with the committee’s Democrats voting in favor of holding a Senate-wide confirmation vote, and the Republicans opposing her nomination’s advancement. The vote was split, but Democrats control the Senate, allowing …

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Manchin And Murkowski Endorse Each Other [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia on Sunday endorsed the reelection campaign of his Republican colleague Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who is facing a tough challenger this year supported by former President Donald Trump. “I’m endorsing my dear friend Lisa Murkowski,” Manchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday. “Alaska could only be so …

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Bush Donated Max To Pro-Impeachment Republicans

Politico reports: Former President George W. Bush contributed to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) reelection campaigns at the end of 2021, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday, backing up two of the most prominent Republicans who supported impeaching Donald Trump a year ago. Bush donated a maximum individual contribution of $5,800 to Cheney last October. …

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Trump Issues Endorsement Threat Against Alaska Gov

Just in from the world’s most famous liar: Mike Dunleavy has been a strong and consistent Conservative since his time in the Alaska State Senate. I was proud to endorse his first run for Governor, and I am proud to support his reelection, too. From his handling of the virus, support of the Constitution—including the Second and Tenth Amendments—taking advantage …

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Hate Group Takes Out Full-Page Anti-Murkowski Ads

Axios reports: Heritage Action for America, a conservative 501(c)(4), is taking its first shots at an incumbent Republican senator this cycle, hitting Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) with full-page ads for supporting voting rights legislation, Axios has learned. Heritage Action, which can raise unlimited donations, has been engaged in contentious cultural issues, like criticizing Major League Baseball for moving its All-Star …

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Murkowski Begs Cultists: Stop Attacking Health Workers

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) gave an impassioned speech Friday on how Alaska’s topping the list of growing infection rates for the coronavirus has strained the state in unforeseen ways, and she decried protesters comparing mask mandates to actions by the Nazis. “We have had some just horrible, horrible confrontations in our public meetings in Anchorage,” Murkowski …

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Alaska GOP Endorses Anti-LGBT Murkowski Challenger

The Anchorage Daily News reports: The Alaska Republican State Central Committee on Saturday endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lisa Murkowski. The committee approved Tshibaka’s endorsement in a 58-17 vote during a meeting in Fairbanks. Trump endorsed Tshibaka last month, calling her “MAGA all the way.” Trump said in a …

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski To Support Riot Commission Bill

The Hill reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) on Tuesday became the second Senate Republican to say she will support a House-passed bill to establish a bipartisan commission on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, which could come to the floor for a vote this week. “I’m going to support it,” Murkowski told reporters when asked about whether she will …

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Murkowski Suggests Trump Should Testify Before Riot Commission: “He Is Obviously A Very Key Individual”

Mediaite reports: Murkowski told CNN’s Manu Raju Tuesday, “If you’re really making this a very broad brush approach, it might be difficult to really get value from a specific type of commission. But again, I think this is something where you need to look closely to the details and how it’s configured.” “Do you think former President Trump should talk …

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Alaska GOP Censures, Vows To Primary Lisa Murkowski

The Anchorage Daily News reports: The Alaska Republican Party has voted to censure U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and will recruit a challenger to run against her in next year’s election. The Republican State Central Committee voted in favor of the censure during a meeting Saturday in Anchorage after district-level officials passed a series of similar resolutions. Under party rules, a …

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GOP Senator Breaks With Trump On Murkowski

Politico reports: Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday he’d back Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski for reelection, breaking with former President Donald Trump not long after he vowed to campaign against her. “I want to always make sure we nominate somebody who can win in November,” Barrasso, the No. 3 Senate Republican, said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” of the 2022 midterm …

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Trump Vows To Campaign Against “Disloyal” Murkowski

“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. “I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be – in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator. “Her vote …

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Murkowski: “I Want Trump To Resign, I Want Him Out”

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage. I think he should leave. He said he’s not going to show up. He’s not going to appear at the at the inauguration. “He hasn’t been focused on what is going on with COVID. He’s either been golfing or he’s been inside the Oval Office fuming …

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Lisa Murkowski Reverses, Will Vote To Confirm Barrett

CNN reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced Saturday that she will ultimately vote yes on Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States. “I believe that the only way to put us back on the path of appropriate consideration of judicial nominees, is to evaluate Judge Barrett as we would want to be judged — on the …

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Murkowski Opposes SCOTUS Vote Before Election

Axios reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said in a statement Sunday that she opposes holding a Senate confirmation vote on President Trump’s nomination to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. Murkowski joins Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) as one of two Republican senators who have thus far said that they do not support rushing through a confirmation …

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Trump Vows To Campaign Against Republican Senator

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told reporters on Thursday that criticism levied at President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary is “true, honest, necessary and overdue” and said she is “struggling” with her support of the president. Murkowski’s comments represent an unusual rebuke for a Republican senator of the president’s actions in a time …

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Murkowski: Trump Is Shameful And I’ll Vote To Acquit

How utterly unsurprising: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said on Monday that she will vote to acquit President Trump on the two House-passed articles of impeachment. Murkowski is the first of a small group of potential swing-vote senators to announce their decision ahead of Wednesday’s expected final vote. “I cannot vote to convict. The Constitution provides for impeachment but does not …

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Murkowski Caves To Trump’s Threats On Witnesses

The New York Times report: Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, said Friday she would vote against including new witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment trial, likely dealing a fatal blow to Democrats’ attempts to compel new evidence. “I carefully considered the need for additional witnesses and documents, to cure the shortcomings of its process, but ultimately decided that …

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