Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bob Poe to challenge Sarah Palin in 2010

The Briefing Room on a 2010 gubernatorial challenge to Sarah Palin:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has drawn her first Democratic challenger in a potential reelection bid in 2010, a hurdle the former vice presidential nominee may need to clear before pursuing national ambitions.

Democrat Bob Poe, the former Alaska State Commissioner of Administration and former CEO of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, said Wednesday he will announce tomorrow that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for governor of Alaska.

Poe is viewed as a serious, viable candidate by state Democrats, though there are some other candidates that could derail Poe's bid to unseat Palin.

Anchorage Daily News has some more info on Poe:

a) has never run for office
b) is a business consultant in Anchorage
c) has worked with four governors
d) his wife works for Shell Oil