It’s not only important to the confirmation process, but an issue in the governor’s race where Democratic candidate Mark Begich has already staked out his opposition to the nominee.
Young called Galvin “nasty” after she brought up his campaign contributions.
Murkowski was one of a handful of Republican senators who called for a delay on the vote.
The Senate’s weighing whether to move ahead with a vote to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination after accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman.
Sullivan says he trusts Kavanaugh after the two worked together in the Bush White House.
In the news release announcing AFN’s opposition to Kavanaugh, the group says his confirmation would be “imprudent,” “troubling” and “disastrous for Alaska.”
Alaskans say they’d think less of Murkowski if she votes on a Supreme Court replacement without knowing their position on the abortion rights case.
Tough talk, but no action.
As it stands, Murkowski doesn’t appear likely to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
With Roe v. Wade in the forefront of the conversation about the Supreme Court, Alaska’s independent governor is stuck in the middle.