There have been more donations from Alaska to Trump-endorsed Kelly Tshibaka’s campaign than to pro-impeachment incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign (R-AK), according to OpenSecrets.
Breitbart writes, Tshibaka is outpacing the incumbent in the battle among Alaskan donors by about $20,000, a notable feat considering the incumbent has raised 85 percent of 2022 cycle donations from outside Alaska.
Murkowski’s large percentage of fundraising outside the state raises questions about her interests. After voting nine times for Democrats in the past two years, the establishment senator has promised to assist President Biden’s agenda if elected.
To date, Murkowski has raised $5,284,321 from out-of-state donors, or 85 percent. A total of $929,774 has been donated by in-state contributors, or 15 percent.
Murkowski’s outside-state contributions come from donors in metropolitan zip codes instead of rural, conservative communities.
Murkowski’s largest donations have originated in the Washington, DC, area ($536,417), New York ($464,053), Seattle-Bellevue-Everett area ($299,304), and Houston ($257,348).
Murkowski received just $632,961 from Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city with 41 percent of the state’s population.
Tshibaka, on the other hand, has raised nearly 55 percent of her donations from in-state donors. In total, only 44.5% are from outside the state.
In Alaska, Tshibaka has raised nearly $425,000 more than Murkowski. Tshibaka has raised $20,000 more than her opponent in Anchorage alone.
As far as Murkowski goes, she was one of ten RINOS to vote to impeach President Trump in his second impeachment trial. She was also one of three Republicans who voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in April. President Trump has called Murkowski the “disaster from Alaska.”