Alaska's Lieutenant Governor Takes On Washington With This VERY Bold Move...

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 15 November 2023 05:15
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In a significant political development, Alaska's Republican Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Dahlstrom, has announced her bid to challenge the incumbent Democratic Representative, Mary Peltola, for the state's at-large congressional seat.

This information was disclosed in a press release acquired by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Dahlstrom, currently serving her first term as Lieutenant Governor, has a rich political history. She has previously held a seat in the state House, chaired the Joint Armed Services Committee, and co-chaired both the Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Resources Committee, as stated in the press release. In her campaign announcement, Dahlstrom took a strong stance against President Joe Biden and the Democrats in Congress, vowing to counteract the "extreme liberals ruining our future."

In a statement, Dahlstrom expressed, "Alaska needs a proven tough fighter to stop the assault on Alaska from Joe Biden and Washington D.C. liberals." She continued, "Raising my four kids and working my way up in the private sector before giving back to serve Alaskans, I have seen how D.C. politicians betray Alaskans every day. In Congress, I will stop Biden and the extreme liberals ruining our future, bankrupting our families, killing our jobs, harming our military and veterans, and threatening our security."

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Dahlstrom's political journey includes a stint as a senior advisor for military affairs to former Republican Governor Sean Parnell, a position she took up after resigning from the state Legislature. She was later elected to a different seat in 2018. Dahlstrom declined to fill the position when Republican Governor Mike Dunleavy drafted her to serve as commissioner of corrections. Dunleavy subsequently asked Dahlstrom to be his running mate in 2022, a ticket that won by a significant 26-point margin.

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"I've dedicated my career advocating for our military and veterans, protecting our families by locking up violent criminals, and developing Alaska's natural resources, energy, and jobs," Dahlstrom stated. "Talk is cheap, results matter. Alaska needs Washington D.C. to stop working against us, and no one will fight harder for Alaska's way of life than me."

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The Republicans currently hold all of the state's executive positions, both chambers of Alaska's Legislature, and both U.S. Senate seats. Former President Donald Trump also won the state in both the 2016 and 2020 elections by 15 and 10 points, respectively.

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Peltola's seat is one of the Democratic congressional seats that the National Republican Congressional Committee aims to turn red in 2024, along with 36 others, as per its website. The seat is also part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Frontline Program," designed to provide Democratic Members of Congress from competitive seats with the resources to execute effective reelection campaigns.

Peltola was first elected in 2022 to fill a vacant seat, where she defeated former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin by 10 points in the state's Rank Choice Voting system.

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