The real Alaskan maverick is U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R. Alaska) who fought a well fought and won write in campaign to beat the GOP Tea Party candidate backed candidate. Now, she’s speaking out on her own and supporting Planned Parenthood’s need for federal funds. She is one of a few Republicans who publicly support Planned Parenthood. At least, we know she stands for something for women. She says the loss of funds will affect many women in Alaska. Now, if only she could convince Republicans to support it. To read more: See Planned Parenthood Fights to Prevent Loss of Funds from Anchorage Daily.