Tag Archives: Wyoming

Wyoming GOP Bill Meant To Hurt Cheney’s Reelection Chances Fails In 14-15 Vote, Bill Was Pushed By Junior

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: An effort to transition Wyoming to a runoff election system failed to capture enough support from the Senate on Wednesday. Senate File 145 sought to require a runoff election after a primary election if no single candidate captured the majority of votes. A candidate would need to receive over half of the votes to be considered …

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WY Gov. Mark Gordon Lifts All COVID Restrictions

Via press release from GOP Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon: Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving health metrics and is consistent with the Governor’s approach of balancing public health with protecting livelihoods. Wyoming has seen …

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Trump Junior Hints He’ll Primary Liz Cheney In 2022

Politico reports: Just days after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gave a full-throated endorsement for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) to keep her job, the House’s No. 3 Republican doubled down on her anti-Trump rhetoric. Now, some Trump allies are unhappy and privately griping about McCarthy’s move to protect her. CNN reported over the weekend that “a stir-crazy Trump has spent …

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Anti-Mask GOP Wyoming Gov Is Sick With COVID

The Wyoming Tribune reports: Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Wednesday afternoon. Gordon received his positive result earlier in the day Wednesday, and he currently has only minor symptoms and plans to continue working remotely, according to the release. Gordon’s test result came a day after the governor’s office at …

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Wyoming Cops Called Over Combative West Staffers

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: Laramie County law enforcement was called to polling places and the county clerk there fielded more than a half-dozen reports Tuesday of staffers for Kanye West and another independent candidate acting aggressively and apparently violating state law at nearly every polling location in the capital county. The Laramie County clerk said that there were repeated reports …

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Cultists Work To Get Kanye West On Wyoming Ballot

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: Kanye West is officially trying to get on Wyoming’s presidential ballot as an independent candidate this fall, a spokesman with the Wyoming Secretary of State confirmed Tuesday morning. Within a day of the rapper’s filing, county clerks began to field reports about West’s signature gatherers violating state law by being too close to polling places. At …

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Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney Opts Out Of Senate Bid

The Washington Examiner reports: Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming has decided against running for Senate in 2020. The No. 3 ranking House Republican had considered her options for several months after Sen. Mike Enzi announced he would not seek reelection. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was a strong interest in foreign policy, leading to assumptions that …

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WYOMING: GOP Senator Votes Against Death Penalty Repeal Because That’s How Jesus Absolved Your Sins

The Cheyenne Star-Tribune reports: The Wyoming Senate defeated a bill Thursday that would have repealed the state’s death penalty, ending the most successful legislative attempt to do away with capital punishment in recent memory. Having passed the House by a safe margin, the bill was swiftly voted down by the Wyoming Senate on its first reading. The final vote was …

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WYOMING: GOP State Rep Compares Homosexuality To Pedophilia And Bestiality In Meeting With LGBT Youth

CBS News reports: The civil rights group Wyoming Equality accused Wyoming Sen. Lynn Hutchings of comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia in a meeting last week with LGBTQ youth, according to an informal complaint made public by the organization. The advocacy group posted the complaint Friday afternoon on its website. It also posted a link to the complaint on its …

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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: …

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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Mulls Senate Bid

The Associated Press reports: Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate GOP leadership team, in a race that could pit the party’s establishment against insurgents inspired by allies of President Donald Trump. Prince was in Wyoming this weekend to discuss a possible Senate campaign with …

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WYOMING: After Uproar, Republicans Withdraw (For Now) Bill That Would Legalize Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports: A controversial bill titled the “Government Non-discrimination Act” was recalled from the Wyoming House of Representatives by its sponsors Thursday afternoon. The action was in order to “give Wyoming citizens time for more thorough consideration,” the bill’s sponsors said in a statement emailed to media members Thursday afternoon. Supporters of House Bill 135 said it would …

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WYOMING: Anti-LGBT Discrimination Would Be Legal With New GOP Bill, Local Rights Ordinances Banned

From ACLU of Wyoming: Late last week, a bill popped up on the legislature’s 2017 bill list with the title, “Government Nondiscrimination Act”. With a title like that, interested citizens might understandably believe the bill would be solidifying Wyoming’s stance against discrimination in the Equality State. But they would be wrong. More aptly titled The Wyoming Government Discrimination Act, HB …

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WYOMING: Liz Cheney Wins GOP US House Primary

Blech. CNN reports: Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, won the Republican primary for Wyoming’s only House seat Tuesday, meaning one of the most famous names in Republican politics will likely return to Washington. Cheney, a former State department official who was a commonly heard pundit along with her father on conservative airwaves, bested seven rivals for …

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Liz Cheney: Hillary Clinton Is A Felon [AUDIO]

Back in 2014 Liz Cheney aborted her run for the US Senate in the face of humiliating polls and after a public battle with her lesbian sister Mary over same-sex marriage. Next week she faces a crowded primary for Wyoming’s at-large US House seat, so this is how she’s trying to make noise. From the transcript of yesterday’s appearance on …

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Ted Cruz Wins All Wyoming Convention Delegates

The Associated Press reports: Ted Cruz has nailed down all 14 Wyoming Republican delegates up for grabs at the state party convention Saturday, leaving Donald Trump facing yet another loss in a string of defeats in Western states. Saturday’s sweep follows Cruz’s victory last month in Wyoming, when he scored 9 of 12 available delegates at county conventions. Trump and …

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WYOMING: Liz Cheney To Run For US House

The daughter of Darth Cheney wants Wyoming’s only US House seat. The Associated Press reports: The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt to woo voters in a state where she has been a full-time resident only for the past few years. …

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WYOMING: Laramie City Council Approves Sweeping LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via the Associated Press: The Laramie City Council on Wednesday approved a local anti-discrimination ordinance in the college town where Matthew Shepard’s death triggered nationwide sympathy and brought a re-examination of attitudes toward gays 17 years ago. The council voted 7-2 in favor of the measure that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment and …

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WYOMING: House Kills LGBT Rights Bill

Via the Associated Press: The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill that would have prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The House voted 33-to-26 against the bill, which already had cleared the Wyoming Senate. Supporters have included Wyoming business groups, which have said enacting an anti-discrimination law would help the state recruit …

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WYOMING: GOP Rep Ejected From Room During Successful LGBT Rights Vote

Yesterday a Wyoming House committee approved an LGBT anti-discrimination bill but only after ejecting a ranting GOP rep from the chamber. Senate File 115 would add “sexual orientation or gender identity” to existing laws that protect people from discrimination based on race, religion, age and other protected classes. The bill had previously passed the Senate and now moves to the …

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