A coalition of left-leaning state legislators announced their support for Senator Lisa Murkowski’s re-election.
In making their endorsements, Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak), House Representatives Bryce Edgmon (N—Dillingham), Zack Fields (D- Anchorage), and Dan Ortiz (N—Ketchikan) all highlighted Murkowski’s strong record of tireless advocacy for Alaska.
“Senator Murkowski has been unwavering in her tenure as a U.S. Senator for Alaska with her compass being set by the U.S. Constitution. She has been a highly effective legislator acting in the best interests of all Alaskans and our democracy. I’m 100% in support of her re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said Ortiz.
Murkowski and her re-election campaign said they look forward to announcing additional endorsements as the race progresses.
She has been challenged on the right by Kelly Tshibaka, who has the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, but Murkowski no credible challenger from the Alaska Democratic Party and is expected to win the Democrats’ endorsement, now that it’s more evident that State Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson is not in the running and it appears the Democrats cannot find a candidate they can back.
Earlier last year, the Alaska Democratic Party vowed to take on Murkowski, saying she had been a deep disappointment to them.