By CLAYTON TROTTER
We may never be able to quantify how much Kelly Tshibaka’s first-name campaign has benefitted Buzz Kelley and Kelly Merrick. However, the difference in ideology between the Kelly running for US Senate and the one running for State Senate from Chugiak/Eagle River is verifiable.
Kelly Tshibaka is a true conservative, supporting limited government, personal liberties, Christian values, and Alaska- and America-first principles.
Kelly Merrick, on the other hand, has been censured twice by the Republican Party as her most noticeable accomplishment in the Alaska House was earning co-chair of the finance committee by joining the Democrat Caucus and betraying her Republican base.
As candidates for the State Senate, District L primary against Kelly Merrick, Joe Wright and I have subsequently dropped out of the race in part because we want to give Alaska Rep. Ken McCarty a greater chance to beat the “Other Kelly” — Kelly Merrick.
The “Other Kelly” single-handedly gave the leadership of the Alaska House to the Democrats in exchange for a chairmanship. She caucused with the Democrats and honestly should have a D after her name.
She voted against the full PFD, but took credit for the $3300 PFD this year.
Kelly Merrick has been censured by the Republican Party because she sold out. She went against her campaign promise and joined the Democrat caucus, and thereby handed the control of the state house of representatives to the Democrats when there existed a Republican majority.
Kelly Merrick is funded by unions who are gaining access to the legislature though her. Free-enterprise is a Chugiak/Eagle river ethic! “The Other Kelly” with her union boss husband represents union control.
Kelly Merrick needs to be defeated because she betrayed our trust and does not reflect the conservative values of Chugiak/Eagle River.
The “Other Kelly,” Kelly Merrick, should not be confused with the dedicated conservative Kelly Tshibaka who is focused on doing what is right for the nation.
Vote and support Ken McCarty for State Senate District L, and Kelly Tshibaka for US Senate, but say “no” to the “Other Kelly’s” liberal values.
Voters have a real opportunity to change the future of Alaska by electing Kelly Tshibaka as US Senator and Ken McCarty as State Senator. They will bring the values of faith, family, and freedom to our government for Alaska’s future.
Clayton Trotter is a former candidate for Alaska Senate.