Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski has announced her intentions to run for reelection in 2022.
Conservatives have consistently criticized Murkowski and accused her of being a RINO (Republican in name only).
Trump has also criticized Murkowski and even endorsed her Republican challenger.
FOX News reports:
Targeted by Trump, Alaska’s Murkowski announces 2022 Senate reelection campaign
Longtime Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who’s high atop former President Donald Trump’s GOP hit list, on Friday announced that she’s running for reelection in 2022.
“My heart is, and always has been, in Alaska, and that’s why I am proud to announce my campaign for reelection to the US Senate in 2022,” the senator said in a campaign video announcing her candidacy.
“Since my first election, I committed to work tirelessly on your behalf to expand opportunities for our people, support Alaska’s job-creating industries and help give voice to hardworking families and business owners,” Murkowski emphasized. “I pledged to be Alaska, always. I’m still committed to those values and meeting the challenges Alaskans face today by building on my record of working together to secure historic victories that lift Alaskan communities.”
Murkowski, a moderate Republican with a history of working across the aisle to achieve bipartisan agreements, was one of seven Senate Republicans to vote to convict the former president in his February impeachment trial. And she’s the only one of those seven running for reelection in next year’s midterms.
Murkowski’s conservative challenger Kelly Tshibaka released this video:
Lisa Murkowski officially launched her reelection campaign today while Alaskans were sleeping. She claims that outside interests are after her seat, in reality, it is outside interests funding her campaign. Alaskans are ready for a change, & together we will retire Liberal Lisa. pic.twitter.com/giduEZcy1F
— Kelly Tshibaka (@KellyForAlaska) November 12, 2021
RINO Lisa Murkowski announces a re-election bid for next year.
Kelly Tshibaka is challenging her.
No more RINOS!
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) November 12, 2021
Republican voters are tired of being betrayed by members of their own party.