Former President Donald Trump has not yet announced a trip to Alaska, but he’s now on the road, making the rounds in the country’s heartland, with stops in Ohio on Saturday for his first big rally, as he seeks to leverage his profound influence on elections.
More than 74.2 million voters chose Trump in the 2020 election and many of them still believe in Trump’s agenda for America.
Trump has, to date, made at least 24 endorsement in races for governors, Congress, or for state Republican chairs. He apparently is looking far ahead to ensure that Republican state party chairs are actively supporting conservative candidates in line with Republican values.
In Alaska, the Republican Party under former Chairman Glenn Clary voted by 77 percent to censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Clary has since resigned and now-Chairwoman Ann Brown is the leader until next March, when he party conducts elections. Brown, during the most recent State Central Committee meeting, voted against censuring Murkowski.
- Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas
- Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Arkansas
- Henry McMaster, South Carolina
- Glenn Youngkin, Virginia
- Sen. John Boozman, Arkansas
- Rep. Mo Brooks, Alabama
- Sen. Mike Crapo, Idaho
- Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin
- Jerry Moran, Kansas
- Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky
- Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida
- Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina
- Kelly Tshibaka, Alaska
Trump has also said that he wants Herschel Walker to run for Senate in Georgia, against the well-funded Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock. Walker, formerly of the NFL and U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team, has not yet announced.
- Mike Carey, Ohio
- Rep. Virginia Foxx, Virginia
- Julia Letlow, Louisiana
- Max Miller, Ohio
- Susan Wright, Texas
State Republican Party Chairs
- Frank Eathorne, Wyoming Republican Party chairman
- Drew McKissick, South Carolina Republican Party chairman
- Bob Paduchik, Ohio Republican Party chairman
- David Shafer, Georgia Republican Party chairman
Trump has said at least twice that he intends to come to Alaska to campaign against Sen. Lisa Murkowski. He said it once in March, to The Hill newspaper: “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski. She represents her state badly and her country even worse. I do not know where other people will be next year, but I know where I will be — in Alaska campaigning against a disloyal and very bad Senator.”
Earlier this month he restated that he intends to come to Alaska: “I look forward to campaigning in Alaska for Kelly,” he said in his endorsement statement on June 18.