Alaska lawmakers reject Palin's choice, Ross, for attorney general

Anchorage Daily NewsApril 16, 2009 

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature today rejected Wayne Anthony Ross as attorney general.

Meeting in joint session, the House and Senate voted 35-23 against confirming the Anchorage attorney. Ross was nominated by Gov. Sarah Palin to replace Talis Colberg, who resigned earlier this year

The vote followed more than an hour of debate that crossed party lines.

Among the Republicans who voted against Ross were House Speaker Mike Chenault of Nikiski and Senate President Gary Stevens of Kodiak.

The nomination of Ross, an outspoken gun-rights advocate, proved controversial on multiple fronts.

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