Senator Lisa Murkowski used an address in Fairbanks yesterday to announce her intention to run for re-election. Speaking at an annual women’s luncheon event, Murkowski, a Republican, said she’s motivated to keep working for Alaska, and made filing at the Division of Elections her first priority after arriving in Fairbanks. Murkowski was appointed to the Senate by her predecessor and father Frank Murkowski when he became governor in 2002. She went on to defeat Tony Knowles in 2004 to win her first full 6-year term.
Murkowski spent most her speech in Fairbanks yesterday railing against President Barrack Obama and Democrats in Congress. She was highly critical of the recently passed health care overhaul, saying Democrats pushed the legislation to secure Obama’s legacy.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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