Alaskan GOP Says Search Is On for Primary Challenger to Murkowski

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Former President Donald Trump’s Save America PAC is raising a lot of money for a number of purposes, not the least of which is to finance primary challengers to RINOs.

Already, the organization has targeted Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming for her vote to impeach the former president in January following a riot at the U.S. Capitol Building that he didn’t call for and did not approve of.

Now, it appears as though the next political target of opportunity has been identified: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Fox News has more:

The Alaska Republican Party vows to “recruit” a challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski if she runs for reelection next year, but don’t expect the Republican National Committee (RNC) or the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) to join the effort against the state’s senior senator. …

On Tuesday, in the wake of Saturday’s move by the Alaska GOP to censure Murkowski and recruit a primary challenger against the longtime senator, an RNC official reiterated that the party committee remains neutral in Republican primaries.

As for the GOP establishment, they’re not on board. RNC chair Ronna McDaniel told Fox News in January that “the RNC stays neutral in primaries for a very good reason. Because somebody has to be there to pick up the pieces of difficult primaries and help bring the party back together.”

And NRSC head Sen. Rick Scott of Florida adds: “I’m clearly going to support our incumbents.”

Nevertheless, “The Alaska Republican Party on Saturday passed a resolution censuring Murkowski for her impeachment trial vote, and for several other votes she took that have angered Republicans in the state,” Fox News added.

Missing, of course, is why the party’s fundraising and political action committees would be supporting a member who does not support the party’s platform.

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but his was the most conservative platform in modern Republican Party history. The only one who comes close is Ronald Reagan, and in many ways — not all, but many — Trump’s policies were more conservative than those of the Gipper.

What’s more, Trump pursued policies that the GOP itself, and its rank-and-file, all claimed to support, for years, at least while Democrats were in power. Once Trump won the White House and Republicans had both chambers of Congress, GOP voters got to see just who the frauds were, and they were legion: Paul Ryan, the late John McCain, Ben Sasse, Mitt Romney, and, of course, Lisa Murkowski.

Even her own state GOP believes as much.

As for Trump, he has also said he’ll be campaigning on behalf of whoever steps up in Alaska to challenge Murkowski for the GOP nomination next year.

“I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump said in a statement earlier this month. “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.”

Regarding Cheney, the Wyoming Republican Party has rebuked her as well, and she’s already got a couple of primary challengers, and what’s more, both of them are beating her in polling 2-1, the Washington Examiner reported earlier this month.

The fix is in for the RINO class: After Trump showed Republican voters what true conservatism looks like, most are no longer going to settle for anything less.


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