Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who caused a stir this summer by questioning the quality of his party’s candidates, has created a new rift inside the GOP by spending millions to defeat Alaska GOP Senate nominee Kelly Tshibaka.
McConnell’s leadership PAC, the Senate Leadership Fund, has been running attack ads against Tshibaka in an effort to boost moderate incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
The Alaska Republican Party responded Monday by voting to censure McConnell for spreading “divisive and misleading statements” about Tshibaka, who was endorsed both by the state party and former President Donald Trump.
The censure resolution, which passed 49-8, also declared McConnell’s financial support for Murkowski to be “in direct contradiction” to the party’s rules.
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