Incumbent three-term Republican U.S. senator Lisa Murkowski is seeking a fourth full term. Due to her opposition to some of his initiatives, President Donald Trump has pledged to campaign against Murkowski, implicitly endorsing a primary challenge in the process, though Trump himself will not be in office at the time.
Following voter approval of Ballot Measure 2 during the 2020 elections in Alaska, this will be the first U.S. Senate election in Alaska held under the new election process. All candidates will run in an all-party, open primary, from which the top four candidates will advance to the general election. Voters will then utilize ranked-choice voting during the general election.
- Mike Dunleavy, Governor of Alaska
- Lisa Murkowski, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2008
- Laura Ingraham, Fox News Host and author
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- Katelyn Burns (January 9, 2021). "" Lisa Murkowski says she might leave the GOP — but 'absolutely' won't join the Democrats"". Vox.
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- Official campaign websites