Lisa Murkowski and Kelly Tshibaka Advance in Alaska’s Senate Contest


Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a centrist Republican seeking a fourth full term in Washington, advanced to the general election along with her chief rival, Kelly Tshibaka, in the state’s Senate primary race, according to The Associated Press.

Ms. Murkowski and Ms. Tshibaka each earned enough votes to advance to the general in the fall as part of Alaska’s new open primary system. Ms. Murkowski is hoping to fend off a conservative backlash over her vote in the Senate to convict former President Donald J. Trump of inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Ballots are still being counted, and two other candidates will also advance as part of the state’s top-four system, but it was unclear which two.

Ms. Murkowski, 65, is the only Senate Republican on the ballot this year…



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