Just after Lisa Murkowski, noted RINO, announced that she would be voting against Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court justice, Sarah Palin delivered an ominous warning to the Alaskan Senator.
Hey @LisaMurkowski – I can see 2022 from my house…
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) October 5, 2018
It’s a warning she should not take lightly. After all, it was a longshot, Sarah Palin who beat Murkowski’s father for the governorship of Alaska. She has experience in sending Murkowski packing. Sarah Palin is still popular in Alaska and has the ability to raise much more money than Murkowski. Beyond that, her voting record does not match up with Alaskan values.
If she would decide to run, she would be the heavy favorite right off the bat. Murkowski has won three elections for Senator but has never garnered 50% of the vote. She has won with 48.6% of the vote in 2004, 39.5% in 2010, and 44.4% in 2016.
Palin and Murkowski are longtime political foes. Plain defeated her father Gov. Frank Murkowski in 2006 in the GOP primary, thwarting his reelection bid. Palin successfully endorsed GOP challenger Joe Miller who defeated incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 primary. Murkowski then controversially ran as a write-in candidate, winning reelection over Miller in the general election.
Wikipedia notes Murkowski, who initially was appointed to the Senate in 2002 by her father Frank Murkowski when he left the Senate after being elected Alaska governor, has never won a majority of the vote in the general election.
2/2 And I defended that fact that a brave woman whistleblower was the only person to ever defeat the crony corruption of the Murkowski family. That woman was @SarahPalinUSA, and I’m sure you have plenty of misogynist attacks to throw her way, just as you’ve thrown them at me. https://t.co/JUXim5AOSY
— Rebecca Mansour (@RAMansour) October 5, 2018