Sen. Lisa Murkowski is running for reelection in 2022, shrugging off opposition from former President Donald Trump and the Alaska Republican Party.
The third-term Republican’s political prospects are bolstered by Alaska’s new voting laws. Rather than having to face the state GOP-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in a closed nominating contest, Murkowski is running in an open jungle primary. The top four finishers in that August race will advance to a November general election decided by ranked-choice voting. Under these parameters, Murkowski is competitive — despite her falling out with Trump and his grassroots supporters.
Murkowski revealed her plans Friday in a campaign video.
“Lisa Murkowski puts Alaska first,” the video’s voice-over declares in a phrase that recalls the “America First” slogan popularized by Trump