Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Who Wants To Be A US Senator From Wyoming?

The Wyoming Republican Party has narrowed the list down to three

and one of the following three people will be appointed by Governor Dave Freudenthal to serve the remainder of the late Sen. Craig Thomas' term;

Tom Sansonetti:
-Former legislative director and chief of staff to the late senator.
-currently a lawyer in Cheyenne
-Never held elected office

John Barrasso
-A State Senator from Casper
-Ran in 1996 for the open Senate seat of Alan Simpson, but lost in the primary
-Socially very conservative

Cynthia Lummis
-Former State Treasurer of Wyoming 1999-2007
-Served in both houses of the state legislature form 1979-1994
-Outside of politics, she's also a rancer from Cheyenne.

Thomas died earlier this month of cancer. Governor Freudenthal will make the final selection by the end of the week. The new Senator will have to run to serve the remainder of Thomas' term, until 2013, next November.

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