I am so very proud and appreciative of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, for acting on principle rather than partisanship. She is a sharp contrast to our other senator and to U.S. Rep. Don Young, who march in lockstep with President Donald Trump’s party. Young, for far too many years has occupied our only seat on the House of Representatives. Young has embarrassed our state again and again with boorish behavior, crude and hurtful remarks. After 45 years in office, he is doing us little good these days.
Fortunately, Alyse Galvin has launched a powerful challenge to replace Young. She has raised over $1 million to fund her campaign, twice as much as Young. Galvin is an Independent, Democratic party-endorsed candidate for Congress. At a time when Alaskans are experiencing soaring health care costs, hurting from a struggling economy, and frustrated by Congress’ inability to put partisanship aside, Galvin is the change in representation we need. She is someone who can work with Murkowski to stand up to Republican bullying and find solutions. Young called Galvin “nasty” when she held his feet to the fire about his record in public debate. That’s a compliment. We would be so fortunate to have two women representing us in Washington, D.C. who have moral compasses, who are willing to make and act on tough decisions, who will vote their consciences. My vote goes Galvin for Congress.
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