Alaska Republican Senatorial candidate Kelly Tshibaka has outpaced incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) in fundraising by more than four times according to Breitbart News.
The conservative candidate is looking to unseat the well-known centric Republican that has long been branded a RINO (Republican In Name Only) to represent the nation’s largest state in the Senate.
A press release from Tshibaka’s office stated that she has outraged Murkowski among Alaskans “by more than four times, and among small grassroots donors by eight-and-a-half times.”
The newcomer has raised a total of $759,098.21 in campaign funds, with a steep upward trajectory in funding. $544,253.79 of those campaign donations were gathered in the second quarter of 2021 alone, and it’s the second consecutive quarter that she has out-raised the two-term senator in constituent donations.
“In dollar amounts from Alaska donors, Tshibaka raised more than four times as much as Murkowski – a margin of about $266,000 to $63,000. Among small grassroots donors, Tshibaka bested Murkowski by a spread of about $244,000 to only $29,000, or almost eight-and-a-half times as much,” the press release stated.
Worthy of note was the fact that, according to her competitor, only about six percent of Murkowski’s contributions came from Alaskans.
“Tshibaka raised 45 percent of her funds from small donors (under $200), a sign of impressive grassroots support, while Murkowski raised only 3 percent through small donations. As is typical, Murkowski relied heavily on Washington, D.C.-connected Political Action Committees, which accounted for nearly a quarter (24 percent) of her fundraising.”
Tshibaka has raised more than Murkowski’s three top opponents each raised for their entire campaigns in 2016 and said she is proud to have the support of thousands of Alaskans and grassroots supporters who are backing the call to take back Alaska’s Senate seat from the Washington, D.C. insiders.”
“Lisa Murkowski’s numbers again prove what we all know to be true: she is part of the Washington, D.C. elite and she is beholden to the power brokers, not the people of our great state,” she added.