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Palin, Tshibaka, Murkowski: Alaska Candidates Go Through to November Races

Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska.

Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg
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Juneau, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced from her primary along with Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival endorsed by former President Donald Trump, while another Trump-backed candidate, Republican Sarah Palin, was among the candidates bound for the November general election in the race for Alaska's only House seat.

Murkowski had expressed confidence that she would advance and earlier in the day told reporters that “what matters is winning in November.” Tshibaka called the results “the first step in breaking the Murkowski monarchy’s grip on Alaska.” Tshibaka also said she was thankful “for the strong and unwavering support President Trump has shown Alaska.”