Trump se mobilise pour Palin, Dunleavy, Tshibaka en Alaska – News 24

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former President Donald Trump plans to attend a rally in Alaska next week for candidates he has endorsed in the state, including Sarah Palin, who is running for the only seat of Alaska in the United States House.

A statement from a Trump political action committee said the event will take place July 9 in Anchorage. It indicates Trump will deliver remarks in support of Palin, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in a race with Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski.

Trump late last year said Dunleavy had his “full and total approval,” but that was contingent on Dunleavy not endorsing Murkowski. Murkowski criticized Trump and voted to convict him during his impeachment trial last year. Trump was acquitted of the only incitement charge related to the January 6, 2021 riot at the United States Capitol.

Tshibaka, in a statement, said, “It will be a great honor to welcome President Trump to Alaska for what will be the greatest political event in our state’s history.”

Elections in Alaska are held under a voter-approved system that ends party primaries and institutes ranked voting in general elections. Under the system, the top four finishers in the Aug. 16 primary, regardless of political affiliation, must qualify for the November general election, where ranked voting will be used.

Palin is competing in two elections. She is one of three candidates, along with fellow Republican Nick Begich and Democrat Mary Peltola, who qualified for a special election for the House seat. The winner of that race will serve the remainder of the late Republican Rep. Don Young’s term, which ends in January. The House special election, which will also take place on August 16, will be a ranked voting contest.

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Palin is also competing in the regular US House primary.

Palin, one of Trump’s earliest supporters, said she was honored to get Trump’s endorsement “at the start of this race, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the great state of Alaska.” .

Messages seeking comment were sent to the Dunleavy and Murkowski campaigns and the Alaska Democratic Party.

The state’s Democratic Party announced on Tuesday that it was endorsing Peltola for the House and Democrat Pat Chesbro for the Senate.

Becky Bohrer, L’Associated Press

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