I just talked to state Democrats who told me the candidate they expected to run for their nomination to face Lisa Murkowski this fall has decided not to get into the race for health reasons. Legitimate ones, too.
There is another possible candidate for the job who was waiting for a decision from Person A before going any further — and party people hope to hear a decision before the convention begins on Friday in Sitka.
The only hint I got was that it is someone who will not have any name-recognition problem on a statewide basis.
The little post I did on this last week has gotten a lot of attention from a lot of people. All the guesses are still valid again. So all you Willie Hensley people can start guessing again. He is one of several people on my own short list of possible candidates — but he is not at the top of my list.