Park and Big Horn Counties Choose Friess, but Gordon Wins the Day
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 22, 2018
The Republican candidates for Wyoming’s Governor jockeyed for position during the early evening hours, but at the end of the day, Mark Gordon will go on to November’s general election.
Gordon, a rancher from Buffalo and currently the state’s Treasurer, came out ahead in the Republican Gubernatorial race, despite the political clout that opponent Foster Friess garnered at the end of the campaign.
President Trump endorsed fellow billionaire Friess on Twitter as voting got underway yesterday, calling him quote, “Strong on crime, borders and the second amendment,” endquote. But Friess had undergone scrutiny by voters for being an outsider, new to the state, and had been ridiculed by some for being late to a debate in Casper because he told attendees he had never been to the city before.
However, more Park County voters backed Friess at the polls yesterday, giving him just over 2700 votes, with Gordon coming in second in the County at just under 2500. Friess came out ahead of Gordon in Big Horn County as well, but only by 25 votes.
Gordon will face off against Democratic candidate Mary Throne in November.