Republican Dominated Governance Expected in Wyoming
Written by jordanmckamey on November 6, 2018
Voter registration figures show strong support for Republican-dominated governance when Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday.
Republicans outnumber Democrats by more than 4-to-1. Democrats now account for just 16 percent of Wyoming voters, down from 26 percent a decade ago.
A former Wyoming House minority leader from Cheyenne, Mary Throne, is running against Republican State Treasurer Mark Gordon for governor. The winner will succeed two-term Republican Gov. Matt Mead, who is term-limited.
In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Gary Trauner seeks to deny Republican incumbent John Barrasso a second full term.
Trauner hopes to attract voters dissatisfied with President Donald Trump but support for Trump in Wyoming remains high.
Republicans have held every federal and statewide office in Wyoming for almost eight years.