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Wyoming Races: Gov. Freudenthal (D) Strong, Rep. Cubin (R) 'Vulnerable'
Casper Star-Tribune ^ | February 7, 2006 | Chad Baldwin

Posted on 02/15/2006 5:17:27 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

A self-described "ultra-conservative," Kathleen Meade of Cheyenne didn't vote for Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal in 2002. But if the 2006 election were held today, he would get her vote.

"I really do not fault a majority of what he has done," said Meade, 74, a retired teacher. "I think he's sincere. I don't have negative thoughts against him."

When it comes to Republican U.S. Rep. Barbara Cubin, however, Meade speaks more critically.

"There are some things I've been disappointed with," the longtime Cheyenne resident said. "At this point, it seems that she mostly does what the Republicans in Washington want her to do."

According to a new Casper Star-Tribune poll, Meade isn't the only registered Republican who feels that way. Eighty-one percent of Wyoming voters surveyed -- including 78 percent of Republicans -- rated Freudenthal's performance as "excellent" or "good." Cubin's performance was described as "fair" or "poor" by 53 percent of those polled -- including 38 percent of the Republicans surveyed.

(Excerpt) Read more at mason-dixon.com ...


TOPICS: Wyoming; Campaign News
KEYWORDS: 2006; barbaracubin; polls; wyomingelections

1 posted on 02/15/2006 5:17:28 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; William Creel; zbigreddogz; JohnnyZ; ...

I don't think that Barbara Cubin is in particular danger of losing the general election. However, she would be highly vulnerable in a Republican primary against one well-known opponent.


2 posted on 02/15/2006 5:22:06 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (John Paul Stevens for retirement)
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To: RockinRight; dubyaismypresident; MikeinIraq; USS Alaska; hispanichoosier; Alberta's Child; ...

Wyoming politics update.


3 posted on 02/15/2006 5:24:01 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (John Paul Stevens for retirement)
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To: Delphinium

Congresswoman Barbara Cubin has never had the political security of Wyoming's two U.S. Senators.


4 posted on 02/15/2006 5:27:11 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (John Paul Stevens for retirement)
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To: Clintonfatigued

That's quite an interesting comment from a self-described "Ultra-Conservative".....especially since Cubin has a 97 lifetime rating from ACU.....


5 posted on 02/15/2006 5:39:18 PM PST by MikefromOhio (Brokeback Mountain: The ONLY western where the Cowboys GET IT IN THE END!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

How did a Democrat get elected as gov. of Wyoming any how!?


6 posted on 02/15/2006 5:43:37 PM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: apackof2

I'm not sure, but I think that Republicans were unable to unite after the primary.

Also, Freudenthal had name I.D. from his days as U.S. Attorney for Wyoming.


7 posted on 02/15/2006 5:46:27 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: apackof2
How did a Democrat get elected as gov. of Wyoming any how!?

I was suprised to learn that Wyoming is not a right to work state, it has a lot of unionized miners IIRC. IOW it's closer to Minnesota than it is to Montana.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.

8 posted on 02/15/2006 5:47:39 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Cheney's gun has still killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car - thanks Old Scratch)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Interesting since Wyoming is one of the states I am considering moving to in the near future
9 posted on 02/15/2006 5:51:17 PM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: dubyaismypresident

Most of the Union voters are in the Southern Tier of the state.

But the case is that Barbara Cubin has never been all that popular in Wyoming.


10 posted on 02/15/2006 5:52:53 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Whats the complaint on her by the way. Some local issue?


11 posted on 02/15/2006 5:56:39 PM PST by bayourant
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; JohnnyZ

I've never understood what it is that has engendered ill-will towards Barbara Cubin. I've seen nothing objectionable towards her voting record whatsoever.

As for Freudenthal, the greatest worry I have is a potential future run for the Senate. We cannot afford to be sending a Democrat from Wyoming (the last one elected was Gale McGee in his 3rd and final term in 1970).


12 posted on 02/15/2006 5:58:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: bayourant

I'm not certain. I know that she was controversial while in the state legislature.


13 posted on 02/15/2006 5:58:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: apackof2
Interesting since Wyoming is one of the states I am considering moving to in the near future

Well, talk to some locals, they'll know more than I do. I'm just a political observer several time zones away from the great state of Wyoming.

14 posted on 02/15/2006 5:59:06 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Cheney's gun has still killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car - thanks Old Scratch)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

She seens to have an abrasive personality. Former Senator Malcolm Wallop was never particularly popular for the same reason.

IMHO, the biggest possible threat to Cubin's tenure would be if term-limited state Treasurer Cynthia Loomis were to challenge her in the GOP primary.


15 posted on 02/15/2006 6:00:47 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: Clintonfatigued
All these new comers moving in bother me. I ran into some young punks from California the other night. All they did was tell me how much better the socialist programs in California were compared to Idaho.

That's why a democrat can win in Wyoming.
16 posted on 02/15/2006 6:07:58 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: Clintonfatigued
Cubin's performance was described as "fair" or "poor" by 53 percent of those polled -- including 38 percent of the Republicans surveyed.

They lumped the fair in with the poor?

Heck I rate my congressman as poor and I'll be voting for his sorry RINO hide again this November, and I wouldn't cross the street to spit on him.

17 posted on 02/15/2006 6:09:37 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Cheney's gun has still killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car - thanks Old Scratch)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I've heard the "abrasive" charge. I never understood it in Malcolm Wallop's case. I saw a speech he gave once on C-Span in the late '90s and he had practically the entire audience on its feet clamoring to have him run for President. Alan Simpson could often get ornery, though, and he was a bit of a RINO.


18 posted on 02/15/2006 6:15:57 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Delphinium

I wouldn't panic too much, yet. Since 1974, Jim Geringer was the only GOP Governor (1995-2003). I think the people like to elect a Democrat to counterbalance the GOP legislature (which, to my knowledge, has never once gone Democrat since statehood), sort of like a Massachusetts in reverse.


19 posted on 02/15/2006 6:20:11 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I know this is a house race and Cubin will almost certainly win, but why is it almost every senator up for reelection seems to be a republican? What's the deal?

Thomas is 100% secure though.


20 posted on 02/15/2006 6:49:59 PM PST by NapkinUser (Georgia FReepers: FReepmail me to be on my 'Casey Cagle for Lt. Governor' ping list)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I am not paniced about Wyoming, just that liberal Sheila Sorenson trying to win the 1st district in Idaho.


21 posted on 02/15/2006 9:15:35 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

Is she as liberal as Orval Hansen was ? I know he was the last bonafide liberal RINO Congressman from Idaho (1969-75).


22 posted on 02/15/2006 9:39:09 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Probably more so. He was related to me kinda.


23 posted on 02/15/2006 9:53:58 PM PST by Delphinium
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To: Delphinium

I talk about him like he's dead, he turns 80 this year. That would be amazing if she were to the left of him, since his lifetime ACU rating was a paltry 42, only slightly more Conservative than Democrat Richard Stallings's 38 (or Larry LaRocco's 29).


24 posted on 02/15/2006 10:05:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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Leave it to Casper's Pravda by the Platte to tout a government employee with intentions to vote Democratic. Apparently the editor recently felt his clout slipping and decided to rectify the situation with home grown polls. What do you know? One of his very first polls gives his mostly leftist readers a wet dream.
25 posted on 02/15/2006 10:17:11 PM PST by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: everyone

This sort of data suggests that we conservatives still have a big job to do if all who think they're conservatives are to be educated about the Rats.

There are many, many non-liberal, but stupid and ill-informed, people out there. Talk radio can do only so much. Fox has marginal impact on public opinion. The blogs are negligible except among political junkies. WE must take on some of the job, person to person.


26 posted on 02/15/2006 10:26:41 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws.")
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One more thing to illustrate the absurdity of the Trib's manufactured poll story about Cubin's alleged vulnerability. Her 2004 challenger lacked the guts to identify himself as a Democratic candidate anywhere on his website. Guess he counted on voters confusing him for a Republican candidate.
27 posted on 02/15/2006 10:30:48 PM PST by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: Milhous

And we can count on Rat candidates in places like Wyoming trying to pull this kind of krap. Some people fall for it, so we need to counter it.


28 posted on 02/15/2006 10:42:05 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws.")
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To: NapkinUser; Milhous; Delphinium; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool

Barbara Cubin is the favorite to win the general election. However, if she draws a strong primary challenger, that could be a different story.


29 posted on 02/16/2006 9:45:27 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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To: Wyoming Cowboy

ping


30 posted on 02/16/2006 4:54:18 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Bob Taft for Impeachment)
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