After an hour-long closed door meeting last night the Republican Party of Guam selected Telo Taitague as their candidate for the December 15 special election. The election is being held to fill the vacancy left behind by the late speaker and former senator Tony Unpingco. GOP chairman Phil Flores told KUAM News, "We wish we weren't having a special election, we wish that Senator Unpingco was still with us, but he's not. So we chose somebody we thought could best carry on the tradition of Tony Unpingco.
"Tony, as you know, is a peacemaker. He's a uniter he was a man of great wisdom he always wanted to bring people together and we think Telo fits those qualifications; she'll never fit those shoes nobody will ever fill Tony's shoes, but Telo wants to work hard for the people of Guam she wants to take on the agenda that Tony Unpingco had and finish it."
Three Democrat candidates have picked up election packets from the Guam Election Commission, but none have confirmed whether or not they will run. Taitague just missed the cut for senator in the Decision 2006 general election last November, finishing at number 16.