Alaska senators say they won’t support Trump

  • Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:32pm
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Both of Alaska’s U.S. senators are joining the ranks of Republican leaders who say they are dumping Donald Trump as the presidential nominee.

The pushback follows the release of a recording of Trump making lewd comments about women.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan said in a statement Saturday that he supports vice presidential nominee Gov. Mike Pence for president.

Sullivan released the statement after what he called reprehensible revelations about Trump.

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is seeking re-election, said on her campaign Twitter feed that Trump “has forfeited the right to be our party’s nominee.”

A campaign spokesman confirmed the accuracy of the statement. Trump has said he’ll stay in the race.

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