Muna drops from senatorial race

Sen. Louise Muña announced her withdrawal from the senatorial race, leaving Guam's Republican Party with a full slate of 15 candidates in the Aug. 29 primary.

“After much consideration, I have decided not to move forward with my campaign. I know that there will be much speculation as to why the sudden change of heart," Muna said in a statement Friday. "To put it simply, I have other opportunities that I would like to explore and I feel now is the time.”

Muna figured in a controversy after applying for unemployment benefits under the federal government's Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.

In an earlier with K57’s Patti Arroyo, Muna explained that in addition to being a full-time senator she also has several singing gigs at local hotels and establishments; she also teaches at local gyms. Since everything shut down with Covid-19, she lost that extra income.