Whoa...Sen. Lyda Green announced tonight that she will not seek re-election...this is HUGE!
It's especially huge considering the deadline to enter has passed and Linda Menard was against her in the Primary, while Progressive Erick Cordero Giorgana is running in the general.
That's just incredible!
Per the Daily News:
State Senate President Lyda Green will not seek re-election, she announced Thursday night.
In a statement released in the form of a letter to Alaskans, Green cited her belief that the majority of state lawmakers would support Gov. Sarah Palin's AGIA plan for a natural gas pipeline as a primary reason for her decision.
"Since returning to the Valley, it has also become clear to me that a very large majority of my constituents also support and believe in Governor Palin's oil and gas policies," Green says in the statement.
Green says she believes Palin's course is wrong, and will be bad for Alaska.
"I must make a choice," she said.
Green faced opposition in the Republican primary from former Mat-Su School Board member Linda Menard. Erick Cordero Giorgana, a Democrat and volunteer coordinator with Alaska Legal Services Corp., would have faced the winner in the general election.