Alaska State Senator Hollis French announced today his intent to run for the office of Governor of Alaska.
He joins Rob Rosenfeld and Bob Poe. Some have speculated that ex-House Minority Leader Ethan Berkowitz will also file for this race, but Berkowitz has stated he won't make an announcement until later in 2009.
Bob Poe has enlisted some of he most talented Democratic Party campaign people already, including ex-Communication Director, Kay Brown.
It may be quite a battle for French to chip away at Poe's support, from French's position at the left side of the mainstream Democratic Party here. Unlike Poe, French often seems ill-at-ease in front of audiences, and doesn't strike me as nearly as passionate about his ideas - some of which are quite sound - as do Berkowitz, Poe and Rosenfeld.
Should Ethan also run, there will be three primary contestants competing to the left of center in the Party, with Poe all alone to the right of center.