Trump endorses Alaska Gov. Dunleavy for reelection — as long as he doesn’t back Sen. Murkowski in 2022


Trump vowed to rescind his support if Dunleavy endorses Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, whom Trump has made a top target in next year’s midterm elections after the senator voted to convict him in his impeachment trial earlier this year.

“Alaska needs Mike Dunleavy as Governor now more than ever. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement but, this endorsement is subject to his non-endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski who has been very bad for Alaska,” Trump said in a statement. “In other words, if Mike endorses her, which is his prerogative, my endorsement of him is null and void, and of no further force or effect!”

Trump has endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, Alaska’s former commissioner of administration, to take on Murkowski in an intraparty fight that’s emerged as a proxy battle between the former President, whose political advisers have joined Tshibaka’s campaign, and Senate…

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