Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka today released the first television ad of the 2022 election. The ad features Tshibaka describing her own Alaska story and outlining her core conservative principles. The ad, launched some 14 months before the primary election, will run on local broadcast outlets and on cable television, the campaign said.
In the ad, Tshibaka speaks of her parents, who moved to Alaska in the 1970s and were homeless for a time. She says her background is what shaped her beliefs.
“Growing up wasn’t always easy,” Tshibaka says in the ad. “My mom and dad were homeless, surviving in a canvas tent. But tough times made me who I am today. I’m a conservative. Pro-life. Pro-2nd Amendment. And America first. Always. We’re raising our five kids with those same Alaska values.”
Tshibaka is challenging Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who she describes as a D.C. insider out of touch with Alaska and who enabled the Biden Administration to assault Alaska’s oil and natural gas jobs.
“The insiders don’t like me because I spent my career exposing taxpayer fraud and abuse,” Tshibaka says in the ad. “That’s okay. I’m not running for them. I’m running for you.”
The television ad follows a paid digital ad Tshibaka launched last week, running on social media sites, selected websites, and streaming services.