One of the most interesting races of the Alberta election campaign? The riding of Highwood features the PC candidate who knocked off the former leader of the Wildrose party for the Tory nomination.
The giant killer is Carrie Fischer, who beat Smith handily but now faces a tougher fight ahead.
Fischer says, as far she's concerned, Smith's departure means the anger over the mass floor crossings from Wildrose to PC last December has largely faded.
"That's done with and over with the nomination and the results that came out and she's moved into a private life and people recognize that," said Fischer.
Her main opponent, Wayne Anderson of the Wildrose Party, says Smith is a non-issue in this campaign.
Anderson says this is about Albertans growing tired of the PCs after 44 years, and a recent budget that raises taxes and allows the debt to balloon.
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