Democrat files to run for Murkowski's Senate seat


A retired Matanuska-Susitna Borough teacher has filed to run as a Democrat for U.S. Senate in Alaska.

Pat Chesbro filed candidacy paperwork with the state Division of Elections on May 11. She would join a crowded field of 16 candidates in the Aug. 16 primary that includes the incumbent, Republican Lisa Murkowski, and Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

Murkowski has had a huge cash advantage in the race so far.

The filing deadline is June 1.

Chesbro’s campaign said she spent a career in education and is on the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Planning Commissi...

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