Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life Wednesday, America’s Candidate Fund endorsed Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka against the 21-year incumbent, pro-impeachment Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
The support is a setback for Murkowski, who has been attempting to portray herself as a conservative. Murkowski reaffirmed her objection after the Supreme Court ruled in June that abortion is a state right, emphasizing that she supports abortion “up to fetal viability,” whereas Tshibaka argues that Murkowski favors “taxpayer-funded on-demand abortion up to the moment of birth.”
“Today the Supreme Court went against 50 years of precedent in choosing to overturn Roe v. Wade. The rights under Roe that many women have relied on for decades—most notably a woman’s right to choose—are now gone or threatened in many states,” the establishment Republican stated.
In response to Susan B. Anthony’s support for Tshibaka, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America, released a forceful statement in favor of the Trump-backed candidate:
Kelly Tshibaka is a trailblazer whose pro-life, pro-woman leadership will be a welcome addition to the U.S. Senate. We are proud to endorse her. Pro-abortion Democrats ‘can’t wait’ to destroy the Senate filibuster to impose abortion on demand until birth nationwide, paid for by taxpayers – a radical agenda the overwhelming majority of Americans reject.
It’s more critical than ever that Alaskans have strong leaders fighting for their values. As a mom of five and the first member of her working-class family to pursue a college degree, Kelly knows how important it is to protect unborn children and stand with mothers, including by supporting pregnancy centers that serve countless families in communities nationwide. Kelly will bring compassion and common sense to Washington, and we strongly encourage Alaskans to support her on November 8.
The Tshibaka team praised the support as another momentum-building moment in the close Alaska Senate race.
Regarding Susan B. Anthony’s endorsement, Tshibaka stated, “Voters will never wonder where I stand, as I will protect life and oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, while supporting access to birth control without a prescription, both over the counter and through the mail.”
“That’s in stark contrast to Democrats and incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski who support taxpayer funded on-demand abortion up to the moment of birth, just like abortion laws in North Korea and China,”Tshibaka slammed Murkowski.
“As the next senator from Alaska, I will always represent the values of the people of our great state.”
Polling indicates that the Alaska Senate contest between Murkowski and Tshibaka is close. However, Tshibaka appears to have the upper hand. In recent weeks, three past candidates for the United States Senate have united behind Tshibaka rather than the incumbent of 21 years.
Due to Alaska’s ranked choice voting system, which transfers votes from eliminated candidates to stronger, remaining candidates, candidates suspending their campaigns and backing Tshibaka are just what she needs to win.
Their early withdrawal from the contest and support for Tshibaka will influence the number of votes that Tshibaka will receive over Murkowski in the second and third rounds.
“Our campaign continues to coalesce grassroots support, and our growing unified front will retire Lisa Murkowski after 21 years in the Senate,” Tshibaka remarked about the endorsements.