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Democrat Gray-Jackson entering US Senate race

Published: Feb. 10, 2022 at 9:13 AM AKST
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Democratic state lawmaker has announced her bid for the Alaska U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Lisa Murkowski.

State Sen. Elvi Gray-Jackson is a former Anchorage Assembly member who is in her first term in the Alaska Legislature. She is the first Democrat to join a field of contenders that also includes Republican Kelly Tshibaka, who has been backed by former President Donald Trump.

Gray-Jackson in a campaign video says she’s running to defend one’s freedom to choose. Under a new election system adopted by Alaska voters, all candidates will appear on one primary ballot, with the top four vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, advancing to the general election, in which ranked choice voting will be used.

Democrat Elvi Gray-Jackson announced that she is entering the race for U.S. Senate for Alaska.
Democrat Elvi Gray-Jackson announced that she is entering the race for U.S. Senate for Alaska.(Alaska's News Source)

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