Democrat Gray-Jackson entering US Senate race
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.
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