Washington Examiner: Kelly Tshibaka Skips Kodiak Debate To Attend Texas Fundraiser

Choosing Cowboys Over ComFish, Kelly Ignores Alaskans

ANCHORAGE, AK – Ahead of tonight’s Kodiak ComFish U.S. Senate Debate, the Washington Examiner reported that Kelly Tshibaka is unable to participate in the debate because she has chosen to instead attend a fundraiser in Dallas, Texas.

“Despite calling for more debates, Tshibaka has decided to skip the Kodiak fisheries debate, which has been a staple of Alaska politics for the past 30 years. Instead, she is headed to Dallas, where she will host an event with Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters. Tshibaka posted pictures on social media Sunday from a Dallas Cowboys football game,” the Washington Examiner reported. 

Weeks ago, Kelly Tshibaka decided against attending the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Fisheries Debate citing a “scheduling conflict.” The Examiner noted that Tshibaka’s  “conflict” is a high-dollar fundraiser in Dallas, Texas, where she even attended a Dallas Cowboys football game according to a post on social media.

The article went on to quote campaign spokesman Shea Siegert who said, “it’s clear that Kelly would rather go to football games and fundraisers than answer to Alaskans. The fishing industry is Alaska’s largest private employer, and Kelly’s willingness to dodge the Fish Debate, coupled with her well-documented history of violating Alaska fish and game law, speak volumes about how she feels about Alaska’s fishing industry and the Alaskans who support it. Not only is Kelly out of touch with Alaska – she’s not even here.”