Kelly Tshibaka launches ad highlighting Trump endorsement 

JUNE 22, 2021

Alaska conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate today launched a new television ad to highlight her endorsement from former President Donald Trump, who threw his support behind her candidacy on Friday. Tshibaka is challenging longtime incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has become a Washington, D.C. insider rather than a senator who represents Alaska’s interests. Tshibaka had previously launched the first television advertisement of the 2022 campaign and this new ad will be incorporated into her existing buy, which is on local broadcast stations and cable television outlets in Alaska.

“President Trump fought for Alaska, but Lisa Murkowski – someone who’s supposed to fight for Alaska – stopped fighting for us years ago,” a narrator says in the ad. “That’s why President Trump has endorsed Kelly Tshibaka for United States Senate.”

Murkowski refused to support President Trump in 2016 and 2020 and enabled Joe Biden’s radical agenda to end drilling and kill Alaska jobs. She voted to allow illegal immigrants to remain in the country, voted against commonsense federal judges, voted to keep Obamacare, and voted to remove President Trump from office even though his term had already expired. Because of her record, Murkowski has been censured by the Republican Party of Alaska and instructed not to refer to herself as a Republican in the state any longer.

Tshibaka has rallied Alaskans who are looking for a new generation of leaders and is running on principles which reflect Alaska values.

“She’s conservative, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-Alaskan energy, America First,” the ad’s narrator continues. “Kelly Tshibaka will fight for us.”

Born and raised in Alaska, Tshibaka has spent her career exposing fraud and abuse in government and served as Commissioner of Administration for Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy from January 2019 until she stepped down to run for the Senate. Tshibaka’s father was a union electrician and Vietnam War veteran, and her mother was one of the first workers at the startup of Prudhoe Bay, one of Alaska's large oil fields. Her parents were homeless for a time in the 1970s but fought their way into the middle class.  

Tshibaka graduated from Steller Secondary School in Anchorage and was the first in her family to pursue a college degree, beginning her studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage before graduating from college and law school. She lives in Anchorage with her husband, Niki, and their five children. 

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