Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavys (R) re-election bid, but only if Dunleavy doesn’t back Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in 2022.

“Alaska needs Mike Dunleavy as Governor now more than ever,” Trump said in a statement. “He has my Complete and Total Endorsement but, this endorsement is subject to his non-endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski who has been very bad for Alaska.

“In other words, if Mike endorses her, which is his prerogative, my endorsement of him is null and void, and of no further force or effect!”

Trump has had a vendetta against Murkowski ever since she voted earlier this year to impeach the former president on a charge of inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.


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Of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict the former president, Murkowski is the only one facing re-election in 2022. Trump has already endorsed one of her main opponents: former Alaska Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka.

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