Alaska Dispatch News
By Margaret Stock
July 19, 2016

In the upcoming presidential election, Americans face a choice between two highly partisan candidates who have at least one thing in common: They share the highest unfavorable ratings of any major party candidates in the history of presidential politics.

Lisa Murkowski, my opponent for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat in November, has stated that she intends to vote for Donald Trump despite the fact that Trump appears to have none of the traditional qualifications to be president. If Sen. Murkowski is not simply voting for Trump because of naked party politics, she should tell Alaskans why she believes that Trump has the knowledge, skill, temperament and judgment to guide this nation to a better future.

To date, Murkowski has avoided the responsibility of political leadership by issuing vague, cryptic statements about Trump, such as “I have always supported the Republican nominee for president” and “Hillary Clinton is not my choice.”