Three more Republican district organizations endorsed Kelly Tshibaka for U.S. Senate, including District 3 of North Pole, District 31 of Kenai Peninsula-Homer, and District 40, the most northern political district in the United States.
Tshibaka is running against incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The three districts bring the total number to 12 that have endorsed the Republican challenger. 37 of the 40 House districts have Republican organizations, which means nearly one third of the organized districts have now voted to support Murkowski’s challenger.
Tshibaka was in Fairbanks on Friday, and attended a meet-and-greet with interested people at the Red Lantern restaurant, where over 40 attended. She was spotted later at the Allen West-Gov. Mike Dunleavy event, a fundraiser for the Alaska Republican Party at the Event Center in Fairbanks.
The other districts that have endorsed Tshibaka are 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 21, 23, 29, and 30.
Republicans meeting in Fairbanks on Saturday have been asked by two Republican women’s clubs to endorse Tshibaka at the state party level; Tshibaka herself has sent a letter requesting the endorsement.
In March, the party censured Sen. Lisa Murkowski for her various roles in opposing President Donald Trump, including Murkowski’s role in voting to convict him in the impeachment process after he had already left office.
Tshibaka has earned the endorsement of former President Donald Trump.