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Parnell leads Alaska’s ‘Georgia Fund’ to win Senate runoff seats in January

Former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is among Republican leaders nationwide who launched the Georgia Battleground Fund to raise funds to protect two U.S. Senate seats and maintain the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. Parnell had a fundraiser on Wednesday on Zoom, attended by dozens of Alaskans.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee had named 50 state chairs and co-chairs; Parnell is the chair for Alaska’s effort.

In addition to the former governor, Gov. Doug Ducey and Sen. Jon Kyle of Arizona, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, former Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and former Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico are among the state chairs named.

During the meeting, Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, Congressman Don Young, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy spoke and took questions for 30 minutes.

“The primary message is if we as Alaskans want our senators to continue to have the committee positions they have in the majority, where they can do the best and most for Alaskans, then these Georgia Senate seats are vital,” Parnell said.

If Republicans win one of the two, then the Republicans are at 51 in the Senate. If the Democrats win both seats, then Senate would be in a 50-50 split, with presumed Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a Democrat, being the tie-breaking vote.

The donation site for Alaskans to use is active at

Republican strategist Karl Rove, who was a top political adviser to President George W. Bush, is the fund’s national finance chairman for the fund, which is being led by Sen. Todd Young of Indiana, outgoing chair of the NRSC, the reelection arm of the Senate Republicans.

Others lending their names to the cause are House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and former Vice President Dan Quayle.

Read: Senate Republicans tout major investment in Georgia runoff elections

Georgia will hold its Jan. 5 runoff election for two seats, as the state’s election laws direct a runoff must be held if no candidate reaches 50% of the vote.

Sen. David Perdue won 49.75%, while his Democrat challenger, Jon Ossoff, was 87,000 votes short.

In the other race, appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler won 26% of the vote in a 20-candidate special election to fill out the last two years of the term of former Republican Sens Johnny Isakson. Democrat Raphael Warnock won 33% of the vote.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Good deal sean. I wouldn’t let Lisa the rhino in the room though.

  • Don’t bother donating, Georgia has fallen to the deep state. Both seats will go to a democrat no matter what the actual vote is.
    Georgia democrats are already touting over 600K mail in ballots have been sent out.
    Our country is in trouble.

    • That’s not even close to being true. Go pedal your wares somewhere else.

  • Always amusing the people that hate government are never far from it. Let the people of Georgia decide without all this outside pressure. Isn’t that what you folks complain about is “outsiders” in Alaskan elections?

    • I appreciate the sentiment, but we have to fight back or fold – as long as they’re doing it to us, we might as well. It’s worth the effort and expense to keep some limit on a probable Hiden presidency.

  • I’m confused – isn’t this out of state money to Georgians? How can we hammer out of state political contributions at home when we do the same in other places? Isn’t this the same thing or is there an asterisk?

    • My thoughts exactly!

    • If you don’t like it you could simply ignore it. But for those of us who don’t want the Democrats holding all 3 chambers and destroying this great country, we need to do our part to help them hold the senate.

  • So, it seems like generally most people are opposed to “dark outside” being used to influence our elections. What argument can we use possibly use to convince ourselves that Georgia voters would want us to do that to them. I won’t be giving any.

  • I wasn’t invited to the fundraiser. I suppose I should not let that bother me too much. I have already given to the Senatorial committee, earlier and probably more than many who attended. The important thing is to win the two contests.

  • I thought that we didn’t approve of “out of state” financing of political contests. I guess it depends on the state. And the candidates.

  • Is this the hope playing on the panicked voters for next year? Asking for a friend because everyone else is bored.

    • Yeah, boredom comes from election burnout… And dipping into a dry well seldom is productive. The left is counting on that. They’re counting on: Stealing our retirement savings (PFD too); telling anyone over 75 that their lives aren’t worth living and they should suicide (hear that Joe Biden? – you’re own people are defining that age as a definition of 25th incompetence); and that anyone with an income has to pay most of it to the government to support what will be an exponentially growing cadre of those with no income. Giving money to Georgia to save Alaska isn’t just a good idea – it’s crucial.
      The possibility that Trump will pull a rabbit out of his hat is far greater than his chances of winning this stolen election at this point – I’m not accepting defeat and I really hope he can do it – but his chances grow slimmer every day

  • If the Senate majority goes Biden’s way then Alaska is screwed.

  • My only comment is that all the top Republican names are there, lots of chiefs, but do they have people to watch the people who are doing the counting. that’s the problem

  • Will the GA run off election oversight and operation be the same as the 3 Nov election? I’m thinking yes, what was that definition of insanity?

  • Liberal Lies A strikes again…………..

    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said that he believes a “president ought to be able to pick his or her Cabinet barring someone who is out of the mainstream of either party,” and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) gives “great latitude” to presidents to make appointments. Those two plus Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) give Biden a working majority on Cabinet picks, even if Democrats fall short in a pair of Georgia runoffs and the GOP holds a 52-48 majority.

    “He’s our president-elect. All presidents have a right to their Cabinet,” Murkowski said. “Our job, our role is to make sure that he selects folks that are … within the mainstream. And are good, qualified credible candidates. And if he does that, sure, I am going to work with him.”

    • RINOs Lisa and Mitt are hoping to be in that cabinet so that Biden can claim he’s reached across the aisle but in reality he’s picked his own people that are moles in the Republican Senate just like Bryce has done in the State House in Alaska.

  • Sean Parnell looks like WA state Governor Jay Inslee’s identical twin. Could it be? Separated, and raised by polar opposites?

  • As long as Dominion et al controls the numbers, Americans will never be able to vote again.

  • If its outside deep state money or well funded dark money influencing our elections, then it is critical that conservatives and constitutionalists work together to counter them. People need to support this effort and any other effort to defend our republic from attack.

  • With any luck, the Senate will flip, and a unified government will finally be able to get on with proper governing, including:

    – Instituting a national health program that ensures everyone can access affordable care.
    – Raising taxes on the wealthy to reduce the inequality gap.
    – Getting the US back into the Paris climate agreement.
    – Getting us back in to the Iran nuclear treaty
    – Stopping our withdrawal from the WHO.
    – Reinforcing our commitment to NATO and our allies.
    – Promoting democracy around the globe, and speaking out against dictators instead of sucking up to them.
    – Reinstituting public land and environmental regulation losses suffered under the previous administration.
    – Facing up to this pandemic, and dealing with it in a national, unified manner.
    – Establishing common sense, and more restrictive regulations for firearms.
    – Reigning in Presidential power so that such a presidential travesty can never happen again.
    – Silencing the childish and incessant Twitter whining.
    – Bringing TRUTH back to the public discourse.
    – And finally, restoring professionalism to government, and a decency to the Office of the President..

    The nation will return to normal, and everyone will breathe a long sigh of relief.

    • Congratulations, you have hit all the buttons that brought Alaskans to vote overwhelmingly for Trump, Sullivan and Young. Clearly you are not an Alaskan even if you reside here, as you do not understand our values. Anyone could go through your bullet points one by one and cite as many reasons Alaskans fear Democrats in power. I am reminded of what Thomas Jefferson said:

      A government big enough to give you everything you want, is
      strong enough to take everything
      you have.

      • Such paranoia. You rail against big government, all the while sucking up goodies by living in a tax-free state, and collecting a juicy PFD.

        And congratulations to all of the Alaskans who voted for a Loser. Well done!

  • The truth?
    That’s the thing that Democrats fear…!

  • Excellent. But where is the Election Theft story which is building and will be the biggest story of the century. Surely your watching the ‘war room’ , OAN and other conservative shows following closely the Trump Attorney team uncovering mass fraud. The scope of this fraud is even beyond my imagination and it is diabolical and massive. I am convinced Trump will win this election just with the facts presented so far. The main stream media is refusing to cover it as it does not look good for their candidate. Seems like we should be seeing this on MRA. It is not a theory… the facts are there. The election system in this country is about to change dramatically… the result of this mass election fraud.

    And, the State of Alaska is using the Dominion vote tabulation machines which are designed to allow for manipulation… see the investigation on going via Sidney Powell. Dominion has went into hiding and essentially is unable to defend itself. I know many are glued to this Election Fraud investigation while others are sticking their heads in the sand. Fight the mass media black out and less see the most important story of our time on MRA.

    • If Alaskans are using the Dominion voting does that mean Trump, Sullivan, and Young did not win. Thank God for pointing out this fraud.

    • Sorry, your man lost the election fair and square. He deserved a far worse thrashing than he got, but I’ll settle for any result that sends him packing. He’s now officially a Loser, and you will see Biden sworn in on 20 January.

      Trump will be lucky if he doesn’t face criminal charges afterwards, but if he does, it will his well-deserved comeuppance for decades of detestable behavior and borderline illegal activities.

      The sooner he’s out the door, the better for the USA, and for the World in general.

  • Nothing’s wrong with Sean helping get money to protect the GOP’s two U.S. Senate jobs.
    Problem is 72 million Trump voters don’t hear much from “Republican leaders nationwide” about protecting their President’s job.
    Compare this deafening silence to what some of these “Republican leaders nationwide” have been doing for the past 4 years to depose President Trump and thwart the will of the Americans who elected him.
    Last weekend’s MAGA rally was well attended by Republican Deplorables who wanted to keep President Trump in his job, but the same 50-state Republican Establishment obsessed with keeping their senate jobs were conspicuously absent.
    Why, Sean?

  • If you don’t like it you could simply ignore it. But for those of us who don’t want the Democrats holding all 3 chambers and destroying this great country, we need to do our part to help them hold the senate.

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