On Monday, former President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for sponsoring Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) reelection campaign against opponent Kelly Tshibaka with $9 million rather than other candidates in battleground states, such as Republican Blake Masters in Arizona.
In a news release, Trump said, Kelly Tshibaka is doing very well in Alaska, perhaps leading horrendously terrible Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican (barely!). Tshibaka is a Democrat. Murkowski is a Republican. Mitchell McConnell, the Old Broken Crow, has approved spending $9 million to defeat a wonderful Republican, Kelly, when that same $9 million might be used to help Republicans like Blake Masters defeat Democrats. It's really ironic, isn't it?
It is important to note that Trump's tweet emphasizes McConnell's goal of assisting a beleaguered established ally on Capitol Hill instead of using the same cash to recover the Senate from Democrats. This shows the significance of Trump's statement.
With only 28 days remaining until the election, the battle between Tshibaka and Murkowski has become extremely close. Even though Murkowski has spent roughly $7.5 million more dollars than Tshibaka, who has outraised the incumbent with in-state donations, polls suggest that both candidates are deadlocked and within the margin of error. Tshibaka has outraised the incumbent with in-state contributions.
Eighty-five percent of Murkowski's funding has come from contributors located outside of Alaska, including McConnell and other allies of the establishment. The fact that Senator Murkowski raised a significant portion of her campaign funds from sources outside the state raises issues about the nature of her priorities. The senator from the establishment has voted nine times in the past two years with Democrats and has pledged to help President Joe Biden's program move through if she is elected. These votes have all been in favor of Democrats.
In the meantime, Republican Blake Masters, who has the support of Trump, is running against Democratic establishment candidate Sen. Mark Kelly in Arizona. Kelly, whose voting record is similar to that of socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) over ninety percent of the time during the 2021-2022 election cycle, is a tough opponent, but Masters is confident he can win.
As the incumbent, Kelly is still susceptible to defeat because he has not been successful in winning over a sufficient number of undecided voters, a challenge that confronts every incumbent running for office. Because of the incumbent's previous voting history, a significant number of voters intend to vote against them.
One that stands out in particular is Kelly's. He was the deciding vote in favor of President Joe Biden's reckless expenditure, which contributed to the rise in inflation. He made it possible for Biden to spend almost one billion dollars of taxpayer money on sending stimulus payments to convicted felons, including the man who bombed the Boston Marathon. He gave his support to the "Inflation Reduction Act" proposed by Biden, which will result in an increase in taxation in order to finance the hiring of 87,000 additional IRS agents. He cast his vote against the Keystone XL pipeline on four separate occasions. Additionally, he voiced support for banning the practice of fracking three times.
Concerning immigration, he cast three votes against providing funding for the construction of a wall along the southern border. He did not renew Title 42, a border measure that was in effect during the Trump administration. He decided against hiring 18,000 additional Border Patrol officers before any new IRS agents are brought on board. He reneged on a pledge to ensure that the Biden administration paid for the Arizona National Guard members stationed at the border.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breitbart.