Billionaire Foster Friess defeated in the Wyoming gubernatorial race, despite a last-minute Trump consent; Sen. Barrasso trounces rich challenger

Foster Friess, who has more than lost $2 million of his own money into his campaign on Tuesday in his bid to be the GOP gubernatorial candidate in Wyoming.


Wyoming state treasurer Mark Gordon won replace a hard-fought GOP primary, term-limited Republican Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday, the victory over the billionaire businessman, received the last-minute endorsement from President Trump.

Foster Friess, the GOP mega donor, the Trump would be tweeted, “Strong on crime, borders & 2. Change,” is a large financial contributor to Christian causes, the analysts had predicted, could secure Wyoming to help the religious votes in the race against Gordon and some of the other candidates.

Trump, who campaigned aggressively nationwide for various state candidates in the November midterm elections, won the state by more than 40 points in the 2016 presidential race. Its approval, significant weight in several primary races this year to oust help Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina in a stunning upset, and Rep. Martha Roby will keep his candidacy alive in Alabama.

The incredible people in the Great U.S. state of Wyoming: Go VOTE TODAY for Foster Friess – He is a fantastic Governor! Strong Crime, Borders & 2. Change. Loves our military and our vets. He has my complete and total endorsement!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2018

But it was not enough, on Tuesday, as vote counts showed Friess trailing Gordon by more than six percentage points, with almost all districts reporting.

It was in Wyoming is the most controversial Governor’s race since 2010, as Mead beat out six others in the Republican primary, and it was reported that one of the most expensive ever conducted in the history of the state. Friess is more than $2 million of his own money in the campaign.

Gordon, you have served two terms, was the only Republican running with a lot of experience in government or office. The 61-year-old ranches in the vicinity of Buffalo, Wyoming, and served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

He will face state Rep. Mary throne, who won the Democratic primary on Tuesday in the General election. Wyoming is among the reddest States, and Gordon is favored to become win the elections, and the Governor.

Gordon completed his first full term as Treasurer, a job to which he was appointed, in the year of 2012.

Meanwhile, Senator John Barrasso, a vocal supporter of President Trump, parried a well-funded challengers in Wyoming’s Republican primary Tuesday, soundly defeating Jackson Hole-business-investor Dave Dodson of more than thirty percentage points.

Dodson, who had knocked at least $1 million of his own funds in the race, had cost for time limits and other measures to reduce for health.


Barrasso, for years one of the most outspoken supporters of repealing President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act-an effort that fell just before the handover in the Senate last year.

Sen. John Barrasso, an outspoken Trump-trailer, won handily in the GOP Senate primary in Wyoming Tuesday.


Barrasso has served in the Senate since June 2007, when he was appointed, after the death of Craig Thomas. Barrasso then a special election in 2008, won the complete Thomas’ term.

Dodson sharp Barrasso for corporate PAC criticised to make money, but much of his own individual contributions and Barrasso is coming from outside of the state.

They were trying to win three lesser-known candidates in the Republican Senate races and in an unusual step, one of them jumped out of the race Monday afternoon.

Wilson businessman Gary Trauner ran unopposed for the democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Elsewhere in Wyoming, is the responsibility of Liz Cheney won the Republican nomination for the lone seat in the U.S. house. Cheney beat two other Republicans on Tuesday at the elementary school: Blake Stanley of Cheyenne and Rod Miller of Buford.

Stanley and Miller, the self as a blue-collar conservative and ran low-key campaigns.

Cheney is the elder daughter of Ex-Vice President Dick Cheney.

Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.

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