Sen. McGuire joins bipartisan coalition

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2006

State Sen. Lyda Green, R-Wasilla, who is in line to be Senate president as head of a bipartisan coalition, has announced that Sen.-elect Lisel McGuire, R-Anchorage, has joined the majority coalition.

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Green organized the bloc to win the presidency for the 2007 session, bringing in all nine Senate Democrats to make up a majority.

With the addition of McGuire, Green's coalition includes six of the Senate's 11 Republicans, for a 15-5 majority, said Jeff Turner, majority press secretary.

McGuire is currently a member of the state House of Representatives. She was elected to the Senate seat vacated by Sen. President Ben Stevens, who chose not to run for re-election.

McGuire is also married to Rep. Tom Anderson, who was indicted on federal bribery and money laundering charges Dec. 7. She issued a statement after the arrest saying she was not a target of any investigation.

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