Anchorage Daily News Endorses Lisa Murkowski’s Re-election

ANCHORAGE, AK – Last week, the editorial board of the Anchorage Daily News endorsed Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) re-election.

The Anchorage Daily News editorial board’s endorsement – titled This year, it’s a simple choice for U.S. Senate –  highlighted Murkowski’s ability to “decide each issue individually and not foreclose the possibility of being out of step with party leadership,” which has “established Murkowski as one of the most powerful swing votes in the Senate, as well as one of the only members who can talk to just about any senator from either party.”

ADN’s endorsement continued, “It’s easy to make an economic case for Murkowski’s continued presence in the Senate; she has been influential in continuing Ted Stevens’ legacy of steering federal appropriations to help build out Alaska’s infrastructure, as well as communicating our state’s unique needs and challenges to colleagues who see those expenditures as pork-barrel waste. 

But what’s arguably more important is her continuation of Stevens’ other legacy — the mindset of “To hell with politics, let’s do what’s right for Alaska.” That focus has helped secure funding for Alaska’s beleaguered ferries and the ports they dock at, smoothed the path for vital resource development priorities and ensured investment into long-overdue icebreakers that will maintain the U.S. presence in the Arctic…Lisa Murkowski has worked hard for Alaska as our state’s senior U.S. senator, and we can be confident she will continue to excel in that role — even if she occasionally casts a vote you don’t personally agree with. She deserves your support in the Nov. 8 election.

Read the Anchorage Daily News’s full endorsement of Lisa Murkowski here.

To date, Lisa has been endorsed by

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN)

Wrangell Sentinel Editorial Board

Alaska Professional Fire Fighters Association

Alaska AFL-CIO

Alaska Teamsters Local 959

Carpenters Union Local 1281

Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific, Alaska (IBU)

International Longshore & Warehouse Union – Alaska

Laborers Local 341

Laborers Local 942

National Education Association

United Fishermen of Alaska

United States Chamber of Commerce

Ahtna, Inc.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Alaska Native Village Corporation Association

ANCSA Regional Association

Bering Straits Native Corporation

Bristol Bay Native Corporation

Calista Corporation

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Chugach Corporation

Cook Inlet Regional Corporation, Inc. (CIRI)


Old Harbor Native Corporation


Clearpath Action Fund

AIPAC PAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)

Pro-Israel American

American Conservation Coalition Action

Log Cabin Republicans