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  • Palin cancels Wyoming visit (will attend UN General Assembly in New York instead)

    09/18/2008 4:49:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 480+ views
    Palin cancels Wyoming visitBy The Associated Press Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:06 AM MDT JACKSON -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will not visit Wyoming next week, deciding instead to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Taking her place at a fundraiser in Jackson Hole will be Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee John McCain. **SNIP** "The people in Wyoming are so excited to have the future first lady in the state," said Amy Larimer, executive director of the state party. "The buzz is just general excitement. It's an honor for us, as well." Palin on Monday...
  • Breaking Rassmussen : (yuk)Michigan 51/46 Obama,Wyoming 58/39 McCain

    09/11/2008 2:04:44 PM PDT · by sunmars · 61 replies · 128+ views
    New polls Michigan Wyoming

    09/02/2008 11:21:53 AM PDT · by An Old Man · 15 replies · 302+ views
    Greg Smith ^ | August 26, 2008 | Greg Smith
    MCCAIN WELL AHEAD OF OBAMA IN IDAHO, RANKING THIRD IN SUPPORT ONLY BEHIND UTAH AND WYOMING McCain leads by a 52%-29% margin “if the election was held today”. Further, a sizable McCain lead remains regardless of region of residence within Idaho, age, gender, and years having lived in Idaho. Even among Democrats, 35% say they would vote for McCain. Idaho’s 23% lead lags only behind Utah (39%) and Wyoming (37%) in McCain support. Greg Smith & Associates will reveal the results of polling work done on Idaho’s U.S. Senate race between Jim Risch (R), Larry LaRocco (D), and Rex Rammell...
  • This woman is the Democrats' worst nightmare

    08/26/2008 4:03:08 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 129+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/26/08 | Bob Collins
    Minnesota's delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Denver will support Barack Obama for president and say the right words of unity even if it kills them. For several of the ones I've chatted with over the last few weeks, it will. On Tuesday, the Democrats sent a former national chair of the Clinton campaign to the Minnesota delegation's breakfast meeting to urge the Clinton delegates to get behind Obama. "When someone puts a mic in our face and asks, 'What about the Hillary supporter, or the person who supported Bill Richardson or Dennis Kucinich?' We will say 'We are...
  • Wyoming Governor Backs Obama [Barf Alert]

    04/02/2008 9:51:48 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 21 replies · 97+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 4/2/08 | MEAD GRUVER
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, a former Clinton administration appointee, announced Wednesday that he will support Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. Freudenthal said he was impressed by the large, enthusiastic crowds that turned out to see Obama when he visited Wyoming ahead of last month's caucuses. "They paid attention and were riveted and reactivated, and trying to be part of an America that's bigger than just their own self- interest," Freudenthal told The Associated Press. "And you hope that can work. Because something has got to dig us out of this morass that...
  • Hillary Comes in Second in Wyoming

    03/09/2008 12:17:18 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies · 688+ views
    ABC ^ | March 08, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is casting her not-entirely-disastrous showing in the Wyoming caucuses as a victory. Clinton's campaign manager Maggie Williams said, "We are thrilled with this near split in delegates and are grateful to the people of Wyoming for their support. Although the Obama campaign predicted victory in Wyoming weeks ago, we worked hard to present Senator Clinton’s vision to the caucus-goers and we thank them for turning out today." Waitasec... I thought victories in red states, small-population states and caucus states were irrelevant...? I guess losses there somehow rock the house?
  • After Wyoming, here is the latest DemocRAT delegate count

    03/08/2008 7:26:56 PM PST · by doug from upland · 37 replies · 1,503+ views
    THREE CLINTONISTAS CONTROL THE CONVENTION CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE, WHICH DECIDES ON THE SEATING OF DELEGATES - Credentials Committee Elected to chair the Credentials Committee are Alexis Herman, James Roosevelt, Jr. and Eliseo Roques-Arroyo. Alexis Herman served as U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1997 to 2001. She served as DNC Chief of Staff for Chairman Ron Brown and later was named CEO of the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Since 2005, she has served as a Co-Chair of the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee and also served as a Co-Chair of the Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling. James Roosevelt, Jr. is...
  • Obama declared projected winner in Wyoming

    03/08/2008 3:47:49 PM PST · by Westlander · 21 replies · 770+ views
    NBC News and news services ^ | 3-8-2008 | NBC News and news services
    CASPER, Wyo. - Barack Obama was the projected winner in Wyoming's Democratic caucuses on Saturday, clenching a majority of the 12 delegates, NBC News declared.
  • Obama wins Wyoming Caucuses by double digits

    03/08/2008 3:50:56 PM PST · by omega4179 · 132 replies · 5,853+ views ^ | 03/08/2008 |
    <p>With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Obama had 59 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent. Both candidates campaigned in the state ahead of the caucuses, but the onus was on Obama to regain his momentum after Clinton disrupted his winning streak Tuesday, scoring wins in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island.</p>
  • Obama Says He Will Not Accept VP Spot

    03/08/2008 1:13:09 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 69 replies · 2,608+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3-8-08 | Andrew Malcom
    Campaigning in Casper, Wyo., Friday night for the 12 delegates to come out of Saturday's Democratic county caucuses, Sen. Barack Obama refused the notion of becoming the vice presidential candidate on this fall's party ticket. Obama was asked by a television reporter, "Can you ever see yourself on the same ticket as Sen. Clinton?" And the freshman Illinois senator replied: "Well, you know, I think it’s premature. You won’t see me as a vice presidential candidate -- you know, I’m running for president. We have won twice as many states as Senator Clinton, and have a higher popular vote, and...
  • Obama Leads Clinton in Wyoming Caucuses

    03/08/2008 11:38:53 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 19 replies · 909+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Mar. 8, 2008 | MEAD GRUVER
    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Barack Obama took the lead over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton in early returns Saturday as Democrats crowded caucuses in Wyoming, the latest contest in the candidates' close, hard-fought race for the party's presidential nomination. Obama led Clinton 61 percent to 38 percent with 11 of 23 counties reporting. Obama generally has outperformed Clinton in caucuses, which reward organization and voter passion more than do primaries. The Illinois senator has won 12 caucuses to Clinton's three. But Clinton threw some effort into Wyoming, perhaps hoping for an upset that would yield few delegates but considerable buzz and...
  • Obama: "You Won't See Me as a VP Candidate"

    03/08/2008 9:41:20 AM PST · by jdm · 83 replies · 1,834+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 07, 2008 | Staff
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: While in Casper, Wyo., today Sen. Barack Obama ruled out the possibility being a vice presidential candidate during an interview with CBS' Montana affiliate KTVQ. Here is a transcript of what he said. Q: You’ve raised $55 million in February and in your speech today you said "I was against the war in ’03, ’04, ’05 -- all the way on through 2010, and you specifically mentioned Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Could you ever see yourself on the same ticket as Senator Clinton? A: Well, you know, I think it’s premature. You won’t see...
  • Wyoming, land of firsts for women, tough on Clinton

    03/08/2008 2:03:26 AM PST · by kingattax · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 7, 2008 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    CHEYENNE, Wyoming (Reuters) - With a long history of firsts in women's rights, Wyoming would seem to be a state primed to put its stamp on the presidential aims of Sen. Hillary Clinton, but experts say that doesn't seem likely. They are predicting the western state of just 59,000 registered Democrats will back Clinton's rival, Sen. Barack Obama, in Saturday's presidential nominating caucuses. It has backed Republicans in the past 10 presidential elections. "While Wyoming has had some remarkable 'firsts' including the right to vote for women and some of the first elected female officials in the nation, our status...
  • Some question Romney 'victory' (Wyoming)

    01/08/2008 8:49:31 AM PST · by AuntB · 109 replies · 181+ views
    Jackson Hole Star Tribune ^ | Jan. 8, 2008 | JOAN BARRON
    CHEYENNE -- The results of Republican nonbinding straw polls in some Wyoming counties Saturday don't jibe with the statewide delegate selection results in favor of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In Johnson County, for example, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee came in first in the straw poll, while Romney was in fourth place. Johnson County Republican precinct voters chose as an alternate delegate Bob Snowdon, who is uncommitted and was the only person nominated to attend the national GOP convention, said Jerry Eastwood, chairman of the Johnson County Republican Party. Johnson County Republicans who contacted the Star-Tribune Monday,...
  • Duncan Hunter Wins 3rd in Wyoming; Endorsed by Nevada Republican Assembly!

    01/07/2008 4:11:49 AM PST · by Man50D · 59 replies · 27+ views
    Fellow Duncaneers, we told you of the Hunter campaign's "below the radar" strategy of targeting Wyoming, Nevada, and Michigan. Now see the results! Duncan Hunter just came in a close third place behind Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney in the second national primary in Wyoming! He beat Huckabee . . . He beat Giuliani . . . He beat McCain . . . He beat Paul . . . With only two primaries finished, there's plenty of time left to pick up steam! This is huge! Fellow Patriots, do you know what this means? Huckabee won in Iowa . ....
  • Fred explains immigration amnesty; Wyoming results (He's in 2nd place in Nat'l GOP delegate count!!)

    01/06/2008 5:09:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 189+ views
    Batesline ^ | January 6, 2008 | Michael Bates
    Sorry, Rudy: If an immigration reform bill allows illegal aliens to stay in the country and become citizens, it's amnesty, even if they have to pay a financial penalty. Fred Thompson spells it out in last night's WMUR-Facebook-ABC debate: (Here's a transcript of the ABC Democrat debate. Here's a transcript of the ABC Republican debate.) Earlier today on NBC's Today Show, Thompson responded to yet another stupid "when ya gonna drop out" question by refocusing on his key issues -- addressing the threat of terrorism and the looming entitlement crisis. When reporter Lester Holt pressed, Thompson took a shot at...
  • Romney Wins Wyoming Caucuses

    01/05/2008 9:17:20 PM PST · by americanophile · 40 replies · 293+ views
    AP ^ | January 5, 2008 | MEAD GRUVER
    Romney Wins Wyoming Caucuses By MEAD GRUVER – 7 hours ago CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Mitt Romney captured his first win of the Republican presidential race, gaining most of Wyoming's delegates at stake in GOP caucuses on Saturday. The former Massachusetts governor won seven delegates, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson got two and California Rep. Duncan Hunter won one, meaning no other candidate could beat Romney. Caucuses were still being held to decide all 12 delegates at stake. The win was a boost for Romney, coming two days after his loss to Mike Huckabee in the Iowa caucuses and three...
  • Romney wins Wyoming Republican caucus

    01/05/2008 3:37:56 PM PST · by Romneyfor President2008 · 53 replies · 102+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 5, 2008 | Ruffin Prevost
    CODY, Wyoming (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Wyoming Republican presidential caucus on Saturday, taking seven of the state's 12 delegates with nearly all precincts reporting, according to a state party official. Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee won two delegates and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California won one, said Amy Larimer, executive director of the Wyoming Republican Party. Larimer said two delegates remained undecided while officials counted all the votes. A final tally was expected later in the day. The victory gives Romney supporters something to tout as the focus of the U.S. presidential election shifts...
  • Duncan Hunter Points to Wyoming Showing as Debate Credential. ABC FOX

    01/05/2008 5:38:12 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 99 replies · 161+ views ^ | January 05, 2008 7:19 PM | abc
    ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf Reports: Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., arguing that since he won delegates in Wyoming with his 10 percent third place finish in the caucus there today, is crying foul of his exclusion from the ABC News/Facebook and Fox News Debates. Some of Hunter's Republican rivals, who were invited to join both debates, haven’t won any delegates in any state thus far. In order to encourage supporters to protest his exclusion, the Hunter campaign has distributed the e-mail address of ABC News Political Director, David Chalian. For Fox News, the campaign just circulates the e-mail address available...
  • Romney wins Wyoming GOP caucuses, CNN projects

    01/05/2008 3:15:33 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies · 161+ views
    CNN ^ | Saturday, January 5, 2008
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win the Wyoming Republican caucuses, CNN projects. Mitt Romney will win the Wyoming Republican caucuses, CNN projects. With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Romney has won eight of Wyoming's 12 delegates. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson has won two, and California Rep. Duncan Hunter has won one. Wyoming's Republican contest comes two days after the Iowa caucuses and three days before the New Hampshire primary. The early date of the Wyoming GOP county conventions was intended to draw candidates' attention to the state, but has had only modest results. Republican hopefuls Romney, Hunter, Fred...
  • Upset! Dark Horse Candidate Hunter Places in WY Caucus

    01/05/2008 4:48:26 PM PST · by thelastinkling · 62 replies · 34+ views
    Digg ^ | 1-5-08 | SK Johnson
    The big news, however, is that the labeled ‘dark horse’ candidate Duncan Hunter placed third in the caucus, achieving 1 delegate and 1 alternate delegate for the upcoming national convention....
  • Romney wins Wyoming Republican caucuses

    01/05/2008 2:19:41 PM PST · by ajay_kumar · 494 replies · 122+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2008 | The Associated Press
    CASPER, Wyoming: Mitt Romney's attention to Wyoming paid off Saturday as he won most of the 12 presidential delegates at stake in the state's Republican county conventions. The former Massachusetts governor won six of the first eight to be selected Saturday. Fred Thompson, the former Tennessee senator and actor, and California Rep. Duncan Hunter, who both also visited Wyoming, won one apiece, meaning no other candidate could beat Romney. Caucuses were still meeting.
  • Romney Wins Wyoming Caucuses

    01/05/2008 2:14:53 PM PST · by Vision · 41 replies · 153+ views
    BreitBart ^ | Jan 5 04:46 PM US/Eastern | By MEAD GRUVER
    CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Mitt Romney captured his first win of the Republican presidential race, gaining most of Wyoming's delegates at stake in GOP caucuses on Saturday. The former Massachusetts governor won six of the first eight delegates to be selected. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and California Rep. Duncan Hunter won one apiece, meaning no other candidate could beat Romney. Caucuses were still being held to decide all 12 delegates at stake. The win was a boost for Romney, coming two days after his loss to Mike Huckabee in the Iowa caucuses and three days before the first-in-the- nation...
  • First G.O.P. Delegate Goes to Romney (Romney, Hunter Leading in WY)

    01/05/2008 12:09:27 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 14 replies · 131+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2008 | MEAD GRUVER
    CASPER, Wyo. — Mitt Romney won the first delegate elected to the Republican National Convention Saturday when Albany County chose Tammy Johnson as its representative to the convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul next September. She defeated a Fred Thompson supporter and an uncommitted candidate at the county convention in Laramie. Eleven more delegates were to be elected throughout the day in other counties. Wyoming, never before even a whistle-stop in a Republican nominating campaign because its conventions came late and were overshadowed by primaries in bigger states, chose the first 12 delegates of 2008 at 12 separate county conventions. Iowa Republicans,...
  • Romney Ahead in Wyoming

    01/05/2008 11:43:05 AM PST · by citizen · 240 replies · 488+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 5, 2008 | Staff
    CASPER, Wyo. — Mitt Romney grabbed the early lead in Wyoming’s Republican caucuses Saturday as the state had its brief moment in the political spotlight sandwiched between attention-getting contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. The former Massachusetts governor gained the first four delegates while California Rep. Duncan Hunter won a fifth. Romney easily led the overall vote with more than 50 percent. Hunter was second with 21 percent and Fred Thompson, who hadn’t won any delegates, was third with 17 percent. Results were expected throughout the day.
  • Wyoming Republicans disappointed presidential candidates ignore state

    01/05/2008 8:21:21 AM PST · by WildcatClan · 68 replies · 130+ views ^ | January 5, 2008 11:04 AM ET | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The executive director of the Wyoming Republican Party says she's disappointed that presidential candidates focused on the Iowa caucuses and jetted off to New Hampshire without swinging out to Wyoming in between. Amy Larimer says Wyoming has been a bit overlooked. Because the Iowa caucuses are a straw poll - no delegates actually are chosen until later - Wyoming's Republicans will choose the first 12 national convention delegates today. No candidate has been to Wyoming, however, since Duncan Hunter visited a month ago.
  • Wyoming Caucus Live Results

    01/05/2008 9:20:20 AM PST · by Styria · 373 replies · 515+ views
    Wyoming Republican Party ^ | 1/5/08 | Wyoming Republican Party
      Click Here onJanuary 5, 2008 for LIVE results from each County Convention
  • Wyoming GOP Caucus Calendar (WY FReepers Look at ASAP-For Today's Caucuses)

    01/05/2008 5:49:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 377+ views
    Wyoming GOP ^ | January 5, 2008 | The Wyoming Republican Party
    Welcome to the Wyoming Republican Party Calendar. This page is maintained to the best of our ability, however the WYGOP does not guarantee the information contained herein has not changed. Please use the contact information on events to verify times, dates and places. Event: Weston County Convention Day: Saturday, January 05, 2008 Time: 8:30 AM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Event: Albany County Convention Day: Saturday, January 05, 2008 Time: 8:00 AM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Event: Goshen County Convention Day: Saturday, January 05, 2008 Time: 9:00 AM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Event: Crook County Convention Day: Saturday, January 05, 2008 Time: 2:00 PM ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Event: Campbell County Convention Day:...
  • Romney, Thompson Seek Wyoming 'Big Mo

    01/05/2008 5:10:53 AM PST · by madconserv · 47 replies · 56+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 05, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Fresh off of disappointing finishes in Iowa, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson are hoping to rebound on Saturday when Wyoming Republicans gather in county conventions across the state Both candidates shelled out $10,000 each for a precious list of party members who are eligible to participate in the 23 county conventions, and it would appear from press reports that they have been the most active in contacting potential delegates. Fred Thompson, on the other hand, has worked the state hard. He visited Wyoming back in September and has a network of supporters throughout the state who have been touting his...
  • Wyoming GOP prepares for vote in relative silence (TODAY)

    01/05/2008 3:30:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 194+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | January 5, 2007 | Jared Miller
    CHEYENNE - Wyoming Republicans gather today at county conventions to help select their party's presidential nominee. Will anybody care? While Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee generated lots of attention from victories at Thursday's Iowa caucuses, the same is not likely to happen for the winner in Wyoming. Wyoming has barely cracked the consciousness of national news reporters and pundits who have talked ceaselessly about Iowa and already are focused on Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Mitt Romney, who finished second in Iowa as a Republican, briefly mentioned Wyoming on cable TV Friday morning. Some national newspapers, including the Washington...
  • Wyoming: The Mystery Caucus

    01/04/2008 5:59:53 PM PST · by americanophile · 28 replies · 177+ views ^ | January 4, 2008 | GOPublius
    Did you know there’s another caucus before the New Hampshire primary? Yes, it’s Wyoming, and it’s Saturday, January 5. Though it’s raised the ire of the RNC, Wyoming is moving forward with its primary anyway in the hopes of playing an important, if less than decisive role, in selecting the GOP nominee. To add to the mystery, no major media operation is covering the race, nor have they bothered to poll Wyomingites, so we are left to wonder who, if anyone, will win, and whether it will matter. The buzz in Wyoming centers around two candidates - Fred Thompson and...
  • Wyoming GOP eager to make mark

    01/04/2008 5:08:49 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 49 replies · 192+ views
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 04, 2008 | Jared Miller
    CHEYENNE - Wyoming's early county conventions haven't generated the profile of Iowa's caucuses, but they have resulted in the state's first-ever serious look by presidential candidates. "I've got to tell you, it's exciting," said Bill Cubin, Natrona County GOP chairman. "We really are making a difference here." Candidates have reached out in a variety of ways. Most candidates have targeted state party members with e-mails, phone calls, direct mailing, personal visits and calls to local radio talk shows. Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson spent $10,000 each to acquire a list of the names and contact information for party...
  • Fred Thompson Announces Endorsement of Right to Life of Wyoming

    01/04/2008 4:22:53 PM PST · by Jay777 · 158 replies · 342+ views
    Standard Newswire ^ | 4-Jan-07 | Unknown
    "We're proud to endorse Senator Thompson for president because he has a long track record of supporting pro-life principles," stated Steven Ertelt, President of Right to Life of Wyoming. "Senator Thompson had a 100% pro-life voting record during his tenure in Congress. Today, he supports overturning the Roe v Wade decision which allowed for unlimited abortions, he opposes euthanasia, and he opposes forcing taxpayers to fund scientific research that requires the destruction of human life." Right to Life of Wyoming (RTLW) is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee which has endorsed Senator Thompson for President, along...
  • Open Letter to the Wyoming GOP – Time for another California Cowboy, Duncan Hunter

    01/04/2008 4:04:04 PM PST · by pissant · 121 replies · 187+ views
    News Which Cannot Lose ^ | 1/4/08 | AJ Madison
    Dear Wyoming GOPers, First, let me congratulate you for living in one of the most beautiful states in the Union. My home state of Washington gives Wyoming a run for the money, but unlike you, we have several million liberals that tend to pollute the scenery. Iowa has spoken. And as usual, they have voted with their hearts, not their heads. They voted in Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney for the top two spots. Granted, both Mike and Mitt are currently unemployed and had much time to spend gladhanding the good folks in Iowa. However, what Iowegians did not do...
  • Wyoming to Hold Overlooked GOP Caucus Before New Hampshire

    01/03/2008 7:09:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies · 188+ views
    You Decide 2008 ^ | January 3, 2008
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Don’t forget about Wyoming. It’s been overlooked in the hoopla surrounding Thursday’s Iowa caucuses and next week’s New Hampshire primary, but Wyoming Republicans will caucus Saturday and choose delegates to the national convention in September. Candidates have paid little attention to the state, though. Only Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter have passed through since September. “Yes, there have been some appearances by the candidates in this state that otherwise wouldn’t have occurred this early in the process,” said Jim King, who teaches political science at the University of Wyoming. “But candidates are where the media...
  • Cynthia Lummis announces she will run for Congress

    01/03/2008 3:14:48 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 457+ views
    KPAX-TV ^ | January 2, 2008
    Former Wyoming State Treasurer Cynthia Lummis announced today (Wednesday) that she will seek election to Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The 53-year-old Lummis ended her second term as state treasurer early last year. She's also served seven terms in the Wyoming Legislature and served two years as chief counsel to former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer. Lummis is running for the seat that will be vacated by Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyo., who recently announced that she won't seek re-election this year. Lummis was among three finalists the Wyoming Republican Party submitted to Gov. Dave Freudenthal for his...
  • Wyo. Dem chief: Clinton would hurt party

    12/14/2007 10:31:02 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies · 105+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 12/14/2007 | David Olinger
    The Democratic Party chairman in Wyoming is predicting that Democratic candidates throughout the Rocky Mountain region will be damaged if his party selects Hillary Clinton for president. "Every Democratic candidate in Wyoming will be painted with that same liberal, big-government brush. We will also be the target of the locker room jokes that rightfully belong to Bill Clinton," John Millin wrote in a letter to The Denver Post. "While I don't agree with this view of Mrs. Clinton, I have to accept that this is the truth. It has become the dirty little secret in the Democratic Party," ... "Westerners...
  • GOP considers delegate cut for 5 states

    10/22/2007 4:20:33 PM PDT · by jmyrlefuller · 37 replies · 55+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | October 22, 2007 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Republican Party leaders on Monday recommended punishing five states for shifting their nomination contests earlier, moving to strip New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan and Wyoming of half their delegates. ADVERTISEMENT At least one state, South Carolina, is considering legal action in an effort to keep its delegates to next year's Republican National Convention. Iowa, which plans to hold Republican caucuses on Jan. 3, would not be penalized because, technically, the caucuses are not binding on convention delegates. Nevada, which plans to hold its caucuses on Jan. 19, would not be penalized for the same reason. "It's very important that...
  • Presidential politicking [Wyoming delegate-choosing county conventions moved up to 1/5/08]

    10/01/2007 7:58:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 369+ views
    Jackson Hole Star-Tribune ^ | October 1, 2007 | Joshua Wolfson
    For one day at least, Wyoming felt a little like New Hampshire. Three Republican presidential candidates, including former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, made their pitch to the Cowboy State at a packed forum in Casper on Saturday. The newfound attention comes on the heels of a decision by the Wyoming Republican Party to move its county conventions up to Jan. 5, to be closer to the New Hampshire primary, traditionally the first in the nation. "It behooves all the candidates to pay attention to the state of Wyoming," said Joe Schloss, chairman of the Teton County Republican Party. A crowd...
  • In Wyoming, Thompson Shines in First GOP Forum (as does Hunter)

    09/30/2007 10:14:49 AM PDT · by pissant · 43 replies · 98+ views ^ | 9/30/07 | Brodie Farquhar
    Three Republican candidates for president—Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter and Sam Brownback—all ventured into “Cheney country” this weekend, during a meet-the-candidates forum held at Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gymnasium at Casper College. The college is just up the hill from the alma mater of Vice-President Dick Cheney, Natrona County High School. All three sounded largely the same themes, although Hunter took a more populist slant, decrying the loss of manufacturing jobs to China. The Wyoming Republican Party has scheduled a Jan. 5 convention, allowing Wyoming to compete in staging the first presidential primaries and county conventions in the country. “We’re going to...
  • 1st Hand Reporting from the Wyoming GOP Presidential Forum

    09/29/2007 8:32:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 93 replies · 419+ views
    Sunflower Desert ^ | 9/29/07 | Tammi
    I’m back! What a fun time. Where should I start? Well, only three of the Republican Candidates for President came to Wyoming today; Congressman Duncan Hunter, Senator Sam Brownback, and Fred Thompson. The latter only went to Casper this morning and did not travel on to Riverton for the second forum. Many candidates asked to send surrogates, but if you let one candidate do that, then they all will do it. Therefore the forum committee made it clear that only Presidential Candidates could speak at the forum. However, since Fred Thompson actually did come to Wyoming, his opening speech in...
  • Fred Thompson Tells Wyoming Crowd He's Glad to Be in Cheney Home State

    09/29/2007 5:18:43 PM PDT · by · 48 replies · 134+ views
    Blogs For Fred Thompson ^ | September 29, 2007 | brkcmo
    Fred Thompson made his first appearance on stage with other GOP candidates today in Casper, Wyoming at a GOP candidate forum. Fred apparently told the crowd he was glad to be in the home state of Dick and Lynne Cheney! Here is an AP report on the forum: Three presidential candidates on Saturday courted Republican leaders from across Wyoming, home to next year's first primary event.Fred Thompson, Sam Brownback and Duncan Hunter are trailing in polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, which traditionally have had the earliest primaries. But the three are hoping to claim Wyoming, where the state GOP...
  • Thompson will attend candidates forum (Wyoming)

    09/22/2007 4:23:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 204+ views
    KIFI-TV ABC ^ | September 20, 2007
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson will attend a candidates forum sponsored by the state GOP next weekend. Wyoming Republicans have jumped their caucuses up to January 5th and Thompson campaign spokesman Jeff Sadosky said Thompson wants to start gathering support in the state based on his "consistent conservative" record. Candidates will speak to Republican precinct committee members and answer questions from them during two meetings on September 29th - one in Casper and the other in Riverton. Both will also be open to the public. The state Republican Party has said Sen. Sam Brownbeck, Rep. Ron...
  • Presidential Candidate Forum (in Wyoming)

    09/28/2007 9:52:17 AM PDT · by Milhous · 1 replies · 156+ views
    Wyoming Republican Party ^ | September 13 2007
    UPDATE: Presidential Candidate Forum Wyoming’s GOP Presidential Forum “Charging to Victory 2008” The Wyoming Republican Party is excited to announce the status of the September 29, 2007 GOP presidential forum. The Wyoming Republican Party will host the first of two meetings at the Casper College Thunderbird gym. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am. with speeches from the candidates, followed by questions from Republican precinct committee men and women. The Wyoming GOP will host the second event at Central Wyoming College in Riverton at 5:00pm, with the same format as Casper College. A highlight of both events is the opportunity...
  • 'Our best opportunity'(Wyoming's early GOP delegate selection)

    09/27/2007 6:26:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 223+ views
    The Jackson Hole Star-Tribune ^ | September 27, 2007 | Jared Miller
    CHEYENNE -- Getting the national media spotlight to shine on Wyoming politics is a little like getting sunlight to the floor of the rainforest. But the state GOP has chopped away some of the old growth lately by joining a handful of states jockeying for early presidential caucuses and primaries. Wyoming's early county conventions has also attracted an unprecedented four presidential candidates to forums this weekend in Casper and Riverton, including former Tennessee senator and "Law and Order" TV star Fred Thompson. The early conventions were the brainchild of Tom Sansonetti, the longtime GOP activist, former Justice Department official and...
  • Paul pulls out of GOP forums (Only Hunter, Tancredo, Brownback, and Fred going.)

    09/25/2007 6:09:50 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 93 replies · 102+ views
    Jackson Hole Star-Tribune ^ | 09/25/2007 | Jared Miller
    CHEYENNE -- The list of GOP presidential hopefuls scheduled to speak at forums in Casper and Riverton this weekend swelled to five on Monday, then quickly shrank back to four. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., has committed to take part in the Saturday forums at Casper College and Central Wyoming College, organizer Perry Marple said. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, meanwhile, has pulled out of the events, which will feature actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred. Thompson, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., Marple said. Paul's campaign team gave no reason for his decision to pull out, Marple said....
  • GOP candidates to visit Wyoming (Brownback, Thompson, Paul & Hunter)

    09/20/2007 1:40:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 584+ views
    Laramie Boomerrang ^ | 9/20/07 | Carrie Haderlie
    Several GOP presidential candidates have announced that they will visit Wyoming at the end of September, planning stops in Casper and Riverton. Sen. Sam Brownback, Sen. Fred Thompson, Rep. Ron Paul and Rep. Duncan Hunter have committed to attend events hosted by the Wyoming Republican Party on Sept. 29. Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. John McCain and Gov. Mitt Romney have declined, and Rep. Tom Tancredo and Mayor Rudy Giuliani have not confirmed attendance. The candidates will first attend an event on Sept. 29 in Casper. Casper College will host the first of two town hall-type meetings beginning at 10 a.m....
  • Wyoming GOP moves (Presidential primary) vote to Jan. 5

    08/29/2007 7:11:42 PM PDT · by jmyrlefuller · 21 replies · 785+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2007 | Mead Gruver
    Wyoming Republicans have jumped to the head of the pack in the nominating process, moving their delegate-selection conventions to Jan. 5 before even Iowa or New Hampshire vote. While the move puts Wyoming first in the accelerated primary process, it is not expected to stay there as states continue to jockey for position. At stake for Wyoming Republicans on Jan. 5 will be 12 delegates to the national convention. "We're first in the nation," said Tom Sansonetti, the state party's 2008 county convention coordinator. "At least for the next couple, three weeks until New Hampshire and Iowa move, which I...