In her campaign to end the career of an entrenched swamp creature who has plagued conservatism for two decades, former President Donald Trump is backing Kelly Tshibaka, Murkowski’s opponent.
Sen. Murkowski’s campaign had already far outperformed her competitor in fundraising since the beginning of the race. However, this massive amount of money widens the gap dramatically between her and Tshibaka.
According to the Washington Post, by the end of last quarter, Murkowski had amassed $5.2 million in campaign donations, whereas Tshibaka had just $967,600 on hand. Despite this, Trump’s support alone may result in more electoral votes for Alaska than a ten-million-dollar war chest would.
Murkowski is the only Republican Senator who faces reelection this year out of the seven who voted to convict President Trump on a politically-motivated impeachment complaint issued by the left-wing House. McConnell, not wanting to show support for the party’s leader, has chosen to back Tshibaka’s challenger and provide funding for Murkowski.
McConnell is keeping his own career alive by supporting Murkowski. If she gets to the Senate, Tshibaka has said she will not vote for RINOConnolly as majority leader – I’m donating a sum of money.
Since the days of the tea party, conservatives have been trying to get rid of Murkowski and replace her with someone who would stick to her conservative principles. Even though she lost her primary she was able to win a write-in campaign by campaigning on left-wing issues in order to appeal to leftist indigenous organizations that saw her — and still see her — as the best choice in a red state.
In her most recent outrage to conservatives, Senator Murkowski cast a vote in favor of confirming Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, who, with the other youthful leftist justices nominated over the years, will provide a long-term presence of radicals on the bench. Given that conservatives only have two justices they can trust — and one is 73 years old — Murkowski’s decision puts them in an untenable position.