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Conservative Ranking


Wyoming is the 2nd most conservative state, voting 37.3% more Republican in the 2004 presidential elections than the national average.

Partisan Trend


Based on voting patterns since 1992, Wyoming is trending REPUBLICAN.

GOP Trend Ranking


Wyoming ranks FIRST among the 50 states.
 
Presidential Race

Race for the White House


GOP Candidates
  • John McCain - U. S. Senator from Arizona  
  • Mike Huckabee - Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Ron Paul - U. S. Congressman from Texas (CD-14)
  • Mitt Romney - Former Governor of Massachusetts
  • Rudy Giuliani - Former Mayor of New York City
  • Fred Thompson - Former U. S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Duncan Hunter - U. S. Congressman from California (CD-52)

    DEM Candidates

  • Barack Obama - U. S. Senator from Illinois  
  • Hillary Clinton - U. S. Senator from New York
  • Mike Gravel - Former U. S. Senator from Alaska
  • John Edwards - Former U. S. Senator from North Carolina
  • Bill Richardson - Governor of New Mexico
  • Dennis Kucinich - U. S. Congressman from Ohio (CD-10)

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Senate Races
    Regular
    Incumbent:  GOP incumbent Mike Enzi is up for a third term in 2008.  He faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • Mike Enzi - Incumbent  

    DEM Candidates

  • Christopher Rothfuss - Professor  
  • Dale Groutage - Former Senate Nominee
  • Ted Ladd - Former Congressional Nominee

    Party nominee -

  •  

    Special
    Incumbent:  GOP Senator John Barrasso was appointed to the Senate after the late Senator Craig Thomas died on June 4, 2007.  Barrasso seeks election in 2008 to serve out the remainder of Thomas' term.  The next regular election for this seat will be in 2012.  Barrasso faced no primary opposition.

    GOP Candidates

  • John Barrasso - Interim Senator  

    DEM Candidates

  • Nick Carter - Attorney  
  • Keith Goodenough - Former Wyoming State Senator
  • Albert Hamburg - Frequent Candidate

    Party nominee -

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    Governor's Race
    No race in 2008
     
    Competitive House Races
    District AL
    OPEN SEAT:  GOP incumbent Barbara Cubin is retiring at the end of her 7th term.  She is not seeking re-election in 2008.

    GOP Candidates

  • Cynthia Lummis - Former Wyoming State Treasurer  
  • Kenn Gilchrist
  • Becket Hinkley - Former Wyoming State Representative
  • Dan Zwonitzer - Former Wyoming State Representative
  • Swede Nelson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Bill Winney - Retired Navy Captain

    DEM Candidates

  • Gary Trauner - Former Congressional Nominee  

    Party nominee -

  •  
    Additional Information

    Election Timeline


  • March 8, 2008 - Democratic presidential caucus
  • May 10, 2008 - Republican presidential primary
  • May 30, 2008 - Deadline to file for candidacy
  • August 19, 2008 - Primary elections
  • November 4, 2008 - Election day
  • Current Partisan Breakdown


     
    National Delegation
      Senators 2 GOP
      Representatives 1 GOP
    State Government
      Governor DEM
      State Senate - GOP control 23 GOP, 7 DEM
      State House - GOP control 43 GOP, 17 DEM

    Current Office Holders


  • Governor:  Dave Freudenthal (D) - 2nd term, term-limited in 2010
  • Senior Senator:  John Barrasso (R) - interim, special election in 2008
  • Junior Senator:  Mike Enzi (R) - 2nd term, up for re-election in 2008
  • House District 1:  Barbara Cubin (R) - 6th term (retiring)

    Historical Partisan Snapshot


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      Race 2000 Result 2002 Result 2004 Result 2006 Result

    President Solid GOP -- Solid GOP --

    Senate
    Class 1 Solid GOP -- -- Solid GOP
    Class 2 -- Solid GOP -- --

    Governor -- Weak Dem -- Solid DEM

    House 1 GOP 1 GOP 1 GOP 1 GOP
    CD-AL Solid GOP Solid GOP Strong GOP Weak GOP

    BOLD - party turnover
    Race ratings:
  • "Weak" - less than 5%
  • "Mod" - 5% to less than 10%
  • "Strong" - 10% to 15%
  • "Solid" - greater than 15%
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    Wyoming Race Tracking
    President
    John McCain
    vs
    Barack Obama
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    Senate - Regular
    Mike Enzi - inc
    vs
    Christopher Rothfuss
    Projected Winner
    Senate - Special
    John Barrasso - interim
    vs
    Nick Carter
    Projected Winner
    Governor
    No race
    House District AL (open)
    Cynthia Lummis
    vs
    Gary Trauner
    Projected Winner
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