Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
Several Alaska Native leaders are backing Lisa Murkowski’s write
in campaign bid to hold onto her U.S. Senate seat. The Legislative Committee of the Alaska Federation of Natives voted Monday to endorse Murkowski. And Willie Hensley, author and former state senator joined the crowd Friday when Murkowski launched her campaign.
Later state Senator Albert Kookesh, who is a Democrat who also co chairs the Alaska Federation of Natives, spoke in Murkowski’s favor.
Senator Kookesh is the chairman of Sealaska Corporation.
Murkowski supports a bill that would allow Sealaska Corporation to select lands within the Tongass National Forest.
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