Wyoming’s Barrasso rich Challenger strikes back at GOP Senate primary; Trump-backed Foster Friess in tight gubernatorial race

FILE – In this March 20, 2018, file photo, sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyoming., Law, Portman, R-Ohio, speaks with sen Rob, after a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, Barrasso parried a well-funded challengers in Wyoming’s Republican primary-and the face of Wilson businessman Gary Trauner in the General election. Trauner ran unopposed for the democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

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U.S. 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.

The voters were still deciding which of the six Republican candidates is nominated, the party of the Governor elections. President Trump, the Friess offensive of the midterm elections, weighed campaigned nationwide in November, in the last minute with the approval of billionaire businessman Foster. Trump won the state by more than 40 points in the 2016 presidential race.

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.

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.

Meanwhile, Wyoming voters of the decision Tuesday, the six Republican candidates for Governor in the General election, and whether a well-to-do has been made of the outsider to push his case to an influential U.S. senator.

It Wyoming is the most controversial Governor’s race since 2010, when Matt Mead beat six others in the Republican primary. Two went within 3 points, but Mead is too easy, the election and re-election win the Democrats that were there, hardly a chance in deep-red Wyoming.

The result of this year’s primary could be similar. The largest share of the votes could go to each of the at least four candidates, including the investor and philanthropist Foster Friess, state Treasurer Mark Gordon, attorney at law Harriet Hagemann and businessman Sam Galeotos.

Frieß won a last-minute endorsement of President Trump, who said in a tweet that Friess would be “Strong on crime, borders & 2. Change.” Friess, a large donor to Christian causes, possibly Wyoming, the religious voices helps him for sure.

Gordon, you have served two terms, which run only Republican with great experience in government or office. The irritated Pat Seals of Cheyenne, who voted for Gordon after switching from the Democratic to Republican registration so he could vote in the primary.

“The part that the merchant and think they are great in the case of the government, I think that works very well. I think this has already been proven, as far as I am concerned, with trump,” said Siegel, a retired police officer.

Galeotos, a successful dot-com executive, has added technology in Wyoming is the best option for the diversification and the improvement of their economy, which is dependent on the extraction of fossil fuels.

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“He is a business man and was not yet in politics, really,” Cheyenne Republican Bart Evans said after the vote. “I just want to, Sam.”

Hageman, far more than the other, has criticised their opponents — especially for what she says, this is a lot to think about liberal. A natural resource attorney for the ranchers, who claim they had a lot of Wyoming’s farm and ranch vote.

The winner will face state Rep. Mary throne, who won the Democratic primary on Tuesday in the General election.

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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