WYOMING: Trump Endorsee Loses GOP Gov Primary

The Daily Beast reports:

During Donald Trump’s disastrous Tuesday, which saw him implicated in a federal crime, he found time to tweet support for Wyoming GOP governor candidate Foster Friess. By the end of the day, even that had gone wrong. Freiss, a wealthy donor, was beaten soundly by State Treasurer Mark Gordon, despite the last-minute presidential endorsement.

Politico reports:

Gordon had 32 percent of the Republican primary vote to Friess’ 26 percent when the Associated Press called the primary with 91 percent of precincts reporting. Current Republican Gov. Matt Mead is term-limited. Gordon will face Democratic state Rep. Mary Throne in the general election.

Gordon was the early front-runner in the race to succeed Mead, but Friess’ personal wealth and national political connections made him a contender in the crowded primary.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum — who benefited from a Friess-funded super PAC in the 2012 presidential race — backed the megadonor, as did Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and several prominent national conservative groups.