A little more detail is emerging in the wake of yesterday's decision to reject Gov. Palin's nomination of Tim Grussendorf to the State Senate - and it looks like this thing is moving in a positive direction after all.
After the vote, it looks like the Juneau Democrats have had enough of the game and will finally submit a list of three names to Gov. Palin for consideration. Here's the quote from the ADN:
"We're going to try to get three names together tomorrow," Rich Listowski, a state Democratic Party central committee member from Juneau, said on Wednesday evening.
It also looks as if the Dems in the Senate were so obsessed with their petty vendetta that they were willing to to alienate one of their most senior members. Grussendorf was chief of staff to Sen. Lyman Hoffman (D-Bethel), co-chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, and it looks like Sen. Hoffman was not at all impressed with the rejection of his top aide. Here's another ADN quote:
Hoffman left the closed door meeting on Grussendorf early. He did not appear happy.
So, the Juneau Dems caved and Lyman Hoffman is on the outs with his caucus.
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