She was successfully primaried by a Tea guy. The GOP pulled out all the stops to help Murkowski in the general, in their efforts to undermine Sarah.
The GOPe made sure Murkowski came back.
They sure did. They knew she’d have to switch and engineered her Independent run and got ALL the RAT vote, all they had to mark the ballot was ‘MRK’ or “MORK” or anything ‘resembling’ Murkowski.
I believe it was the RSC - Republican Senate Committee - that
did all the dirty work.