Alaska Republicans don't want Murkowski as candidate next year


March 18, 2021

ANCHORAGE (AP) - The Alaska Republican Party, which already had censured Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, now doesn’t want her to identity as a GOP candidate in next year’s election, a member of the party’s State Central Committee said Tuesday.

“The party does not want Lisa Murkowski to be a Republican candidate,” said Tuckerman Babcock, immediate past chairman of the state party. The senator is up for reelection next year.

The vote to censure Murkowski was 53-17 at a Saturday meeting in Anchorage, he said. The decis...

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