Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Senate vacancy drama continues

It looks like the Democrats are still going to fight Palin on this one, but she's not backing down yet.

Palin makes her second pick to fill Senate vacancy
NELSON: He wasn't among the candidates Democrats submitted.
Published: April 6th, 2009 09:05 PM
Last Modified: April 6th, 2009 10:49 PM

JUNEAU -- Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday appointed University of Alaska Southeast admissions director Joe Nelson to the state Senate, dropping nominee Tim Grussendorf after the Senate Democrats refused to budge on their rejection of him.

But that doesn't mean the fight is over for who gets the seat that came open when Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton resigned for an Obama administration job. Senate Democrats wanted Palin to work with Juneau Democratic Party officials on the selection, and Nelson's was not one of the four names that the Juneau Democrats forwarded to the governor as suggestions.

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