Rammell Aims At Governor Gordon With “Get Vaccinated” Tour
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 27, 2021
Governor Mark Gordon’s first challenger in the 2022 gubernatorial race is calling out his “hypocrisy,” as Rex Rammell embarks on a statewide tour next month.
Former U.S. Congress and Wyoming Gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell is the first to officially declare their candidacy for the Republican nomination for Wyoming governor. Rammell – a veterinarian, former ranch, and “perennial candidate” – announced his candidacy in February 2021.
The central pillar of Rammell’s campaign is abolishing all federal lands in the State of Wyoming. He says he will achieve this by “confiscating the keys to offices of the BLM, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the National Park Service, the EPA, and other federal land management buildings through executive action.”
The next step of Rammell’s gubernatorial campaign is taking his message and outrage with Governor Gordon on the road and across Wyoming.
As part of his burgeoning campaign, Rammell has announced a statewide “get vaccinated” tour, beginning Nov. 1. His platform is that Governor Gordon was wrong to implement mask mandates and business lockdowns during the pandemic but is simultaneously responsible for Wyoming’s high COVID deaths per capita and low vaccination rates.
“The hypocrisy of Governor Gordon has no bounds,” a press release announcing the tour states. “It wasn’t long ago in the beginning of the pandemic, Governor Gordon gave authority to and stood behind mask mandates and illegal business shutdowns. Now he is the town crier for constitutional freedom.”
Rammell’s position is to “fight the mandates but get vaccinated.” He encourages all eligible Wyomingites to get vaccinated but opposes any measure forcing them to do so.
Rammell has been classified as a “perennial candidate” who frequently runs for office but is not elected. The 2022 gubernatorial election will be his sixth political race overall for various positions in Wyoming and Idaho.
In the 2018 gubernatorial election, Rammell appeared on the general election ballot as a Constitution Party member. Founded in 1990, the Constitution Party believes in an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, heavily influenced by Christian and conservative values.
During the 2018 gubernatorial debate, Rammell took specific aim at Gordon and his policies. He declared himself “the only conservative” in the race while decrying Gordon at every opportunity.
Rammell came in third in the 2018 election, placing behind Mark Gordon and Democratic candidate Mary Thorne. However, he received less than 7,000 votes – 3.3% of the total votes cast.
While Incumbent Republican Governor Mark Gordon is eligible to run, he has yet to confirm if he’ll seek a second term leading the Equality State.