Alaska Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka has a clear closing message as voters prepare for the August 16 primary election: It’s Time for a Change. In an op-ed on MustReadAlaska.com, Tshibaka laid out her own vision for Alaska and drew a sharp contrast between herself and incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has abandoned the state in favor of her Washington, D.C. insider friends.
The op-ed reads, in part:
Since I first announced my candidacy for the U.S. Senate, I’ve traveled enough miles within Alaska to circumnavigate the globe. The overwhelming sentiment I’ve heard from thousands of Alaskans is that “it’s time for a change” in our representation.
Alaskans are frustrated by the direction of the country and alarmed at how Washington, D.C. policies are specifically targeting us. The Biden administration, and the entrenched D.C. incumbents who support Biden, are attacking our economy, our freedoms, and our very way of life.
But we’ve had enough.
When I’m your senator, you will always know where I stand and will never have to guess. I’m laying out my agenda, appropriately called “It’s Time for a Change,” in which I pledge to side with Alaskans against the political elites at every turn. You can find these policies and principles at www.KellyforAK.com.
But our current senior senator doesn’t tell you the truth, saying one thing here in Alaska and doing the opposite in Washington, D.C.
She brags about writing the “infrastructure” bill but doesn’t tell you that the radical extremists she cut deals with are piling up mountains of new regulations, which will drive inflation so high that it will prevent Alaska from seeing additional funding anytime soon, if at all. We’re not going to get any new roads or bridges out of that massive spending bill.
She runs ads here in Alaska touting her support for the 2nd Amendment, but voted for Joe Biden’s gun control package, resulting in her losing the NRA’s endorsement.
Even pro-choice voters can’t trust her because she claims to be with them, but voted against the Democrats’ effort to codify Roe v. Wade earlier this year. On the other hand, she claims she doesn’t support late-term abortions or taxpayer funded abortions, but she introduced legislation to protect late-term abortions and has voted repeatedly to send taxpayer funds to national abortion providers.
And her latest lie is telling people that I don’t support access to birth control pills, even though I’ve taken them myself and believe they should be widely available for the many different reasons women use them. Birth control pills are not the same as abortion pills.
Read the whole thing here.