The incoming Republican-led Senate majority announced Friday that Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, is joining the group.
Egan was the first Democrat to declare he will caucus with the majority, after Republicans broke the 10-10 tie between Democrats and Republicans in the Alaska State Legislature’s upper chamber by picking up multiple Democrat-held seats last Tuesday.
“I’m not too enthused about it, but I did (join),” said Egan Friday night. “It was gut-wrenching for me, you know. I’m a Democrat. I’ll always be a Democrat.”