Former Governor Sean Parnell has confirmed to The Midnight Sun that he will throw his hat into the ring against Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator, Lisa Murkowski. The official announcement event is being organized for today at 4 p.m. at the Palmer Train Depot.
Parnell said, “I had originally planned to support Senator Murkowski, in fact I donated $500 to her campaign just a month ago, however the erosion of the energy renaissance we led in Alaska when I was Governor and the continued attacks of the Obama administration on Alaska’s economy and its people have prompted me to act.”
Chairman of the Alaska Republican Party Peter Goldberg in a prepared statement said, “The Alaska Republican Party is thrilled to have another meaningful choice for conservatives to chose on the primary ballot. The Party will take no sides in the race and will energetically support either Gov. Parnell or Sen. Murkowski if they they win our nomination.”
“We know this is going to be a tough battle against a well-funded incumbent, but Governor Parnell is definitely in it to win it” said Parnell Campaign Manager April F. Day.
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