Trauner hired to lead Jackson business nonprofit
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate in Wyoming has been hired to lead a nonprofit.
Democrat Gary Trauner will be executive director of Silicon Couloir, a Jackson...
Little debate about Trump as deep-red Wyoming keeps with GOP
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Voters in Wyoming made no doubt about it: They have no problem with President Donald Trump and want Republicans to continue to represent them.
Republican Mark Gordon decisively beat Democrat Mary Throne to become governor, while Republican Sen. John Barrasso defeated Democrat Gary Trauner to win a second full term. Rep. Liz Cheney easily won a second term, beating Democrat Greg Hunter.
VoteCast: Wyoming voters say nation headed right way
A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Wyoming said the country is headed in the right direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday's elections, AP VoteCast found that 59 percent of Wyoming voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 41 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Republican John Barrasso tops Trauner in Wyoming Senate race
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Republican Sen. John Barrasso won a second full term Tuesday, beating Democratic businessman Gary Trauner in a show of support for President Donald Trump in Wyoming.
Barrasso argued in his campaign that declining federal regulation and cuts to federal income taxes under Trump are helping Wyoming's economy. Voters saw little reason to disagree and disrupt over 40 years of Republican dominance of Wyoming's representation in the U.S. Senate.
Polls open in Wyoming for General Election
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The polls are open in Wyoming for the 2018 General Election.
Wyoming residents are being asked to choose a new governor. Democrat Mary Throne and Republican Mark Gordon are the two main contenders.
Democrat Gary Trauner is seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. John Barrasso while environmental consultant Greg Hunter is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. Both Barrasso and Cheney are seeking their second election victories for their seats.
Republican dominance unlikely to change in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Voter registration trends suggest strong support for Republican-dominated governance ahead of Tuesday's election in Wyoming, where Republicans have held every federal and statewide office for almost eight years and Democrats increasingly struggle to compete.
Is Wyoming in good shape? Senate candidates disagree
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Sen. John Barrasso and opponent Gary Trauner disagreed in a debate Thursday on everything from health care to tax cuts, and even whether Wyoming's economy is in good shape.
Optimism is high, people are confident, businesses are hiring, workers are making more money and keeping more of their earnings, and things are looking up in Wyoming, Barrasso said.
Barrasso outraises Trauner as Wyoming Senate election nears
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso has increased the fundraising gap between himself and Democratic opponent Gary Trauner.
Campaign finance reports show Barrasso received a large influx of outside money from political action committees along with steady fundraising efforts throughout the year. He has more than $4 million in cash on hand.
Barrasso, Cheney willing to debate election challengers
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Republican and Democratic candidates for Wyoming's U.S. Senate and House seats say they're willing to participate in a debate before the Nov. 6 general election.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Wyoming Public Television already has reached out to the candidates to try to coordinate the events.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Five candidates have filed to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. John Barrasso in the Aug. 21 primary.
The five challengers include former Roman Catholic priest Charlie Hardy, who ran unsuccessfully for the Senate in 2014 as a Democrat against Mike Enzi, and Jackson Hole businessman Dave Dodson, who originally announced as an independent candidate but made a late switch to the GOP.
The winner of the primary among the six candidates advances to the general election.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A fourth candidate has emerged to challenge Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso in the Republican primary.
John Holtz of Laramie is a 68-year-old retired U.S. Air Force veteran, attorney, judge and current Albany County GOP member. He has never held an elective office before.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso says President Donald Trump has offered to come to Wyoming to campaign for Barrasso's re-election campaign.
David Dodson, a global entrepreneur based in Jackson, announced Thursday that he will challenge Sen. John Barrasso for a seat in Congress this fall as an independent candidate.
Though Dodson has no political experience, his business record is impressive.
Democrats won major victories in Virginia and Alabama in 2017, giving the party hope it can capitalize on President Donald Trump’s unpopularity during the 2018 midterm elections and flip several seats.
Riding a wave of optimism, several Democrats have announced or said they are considering campaigns for three of Wyoming’s top political seats.
Gary Trauner, who last week announced his 2018 Senate campaign, doesn’t care much for political parties.
In fact, he thinks strict party loyalty is a cancer spreading toxic discord throughout the country.
“Right now the D.C. playbook is to put power, party and political contributions in front of people and country,” he said.
Trauner is running as a Democrat against 10-year incumbent Republican John Barrasso because he is disturbed by what he sees as the GOP’s disregard for working-class Americans.
The last time Gary Trauner ran for national office he was accused of having robbed a bank when he was 16. Though not true, it taught the 58-year-old Wilson resident an important lesson.
Declaring that “D.C. is broken,” Wilson resident Gary Trauner, 58, will challenge John Barrasso in the U.S. Senate race in 2018.
Democrat Gary Trauner announces bid for Wyoming US Senate
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Democrat Gary Trauner has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Wyoming Republican John Barrasso.
The 58-year-old Trauner is a Jackson Hole businessman who run unsuccessfully for U.S. House in 2006 and 2008, losing both times to former Reps. Barbara Cubin and Cynthia Lummis.