Elections http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Hill Officially Runs For Governor http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hill-officially-runs-governor <p>State Superintendent Cindy Hill says if she is elected governor she will push good government measures to make it easier for the public to get documents, she also plans to address conflicts of interest that she sees in government. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hill will run as a Republican.&nbsp; She said that she got into the race because she said Governor Matt Mead exceeded his authority of governor when he signed the law that removed her as the head of the Department of Education.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:17:45 +0000 Bob Beck 59242 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hill Officially Runs For Governor Gosar Says Mead Has Lacked Leadership http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/gosar-says-mead-has-lacked-leadership <p>A Democratic candidate for governor says he is running because he says Governor Matt Mead hasn’t provided the leadership the state needs.&nbsp; Pete Gosar says Mead has been playing politics with many of his decisions.</p><p>“Whether it be Medicaid expansion or climate change or what have you, the governor has just been paying attention to polls and not telling us what he thinks.”</p><p>As a member of the state board of education, Gosar says he was upset that Mead did not veto an amendment that kept the board from adopting some peer reviewed science standards for the state.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:05:31 +0000 Bob Beck 58571 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Gosar Says Mead Has Lacked Leadership Ed Murray Announces Run For Secretary Of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/ed-murray-announces-run-secretary-state <p>A Cheyenne businessman is the fifth Republican to announce his candidacy for Secretary of State.&nbsp; Ed Murray owns a real estate and investment company and wants to use his business experience to update the office of Secretary of State.&nbsp; Among his goals are to make the position&nbsp;more business friendly.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:59:35 +0000 Bob Beck 56529 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Ed Murray Announces Run For Secretary Of State Two More Republicans Are Running For Secretary of State http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-more-republicans-are-running-secretary-state <p>Two former legislators have announced that they will seek the Republican nomination to become Wyoming's Secretary of State.&nbsp; Incumbent Max Maxfield is not seeking re-election.&nbsp;</p><p>Former House Corporations Committee Chairman Pete Illoway &nbsp;says he&nbsp;actually considered running for the office several years ago.&nbsp; His committee worked closely with the Secretary of State to modernize the post.&nbsp; Illoway wants to continue making it business friendly.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:49:20 +0000 Bob Beck 56165 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two More Republicans Are Running For Secretary of State Cheyenne Republican Will Run For State Superintendent http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-republican-will-run-state-superintendent <p>An administrator in the Wyoming Department of Family Services says she is running for state superintendent of public instruction.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:54:30 +0000 Associated Press 55470 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne Republican Will Run For State Superintendent Governor Begins His Re-election Campaign http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/governor-begins-his-re-election-campaign <p>Wyoming Governor Matt Mead made it official, he is running for re-election.&nbsp; In his announcement Mead said that he has helped enhance Wyoming’s business climate and has been successful fighting the federal government.&nbsp; He noted that when he took office the feds were not releasing coal leases.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:55:47 +0000 Bob Beck 55194 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Governor Begins His Re-election Campaign WY Businessman To Run For Superintendent Of Public Instruction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-businessman-run-superintendent-public-instruction <p>Wyoming Democrat Mike Ceballos has announced he’ll be running for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ceballos is a business man without direct experience in education, but he’s been involved in various education foundations and sits on several education-related boards. He says his skill-set is appropriate for the job. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:26:45 +0000 Irina Zhorov 54560 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Businessman To Run For Superintendent Of Public Instruction Charlie Hardy Announces Bid For U.S. Senate 2 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/charlie-hardy-announces-bid-us-senate-2 <p>Cheyenne-native and retired priest Charlie Hardy has announced his bid to run in the 2014 U.S. Senate race against incumbent Senator Mike Enzi.&nbsp; Hardy says he feels compelled to run because he wants to bring some of Wyoming’s values—like cooperation and respect—out to Washington. &nbsp;&nbsp;He says his opponent hasn’t done such a good job of representing Wyoming’s values.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 02:19:12 +0000 Melodie Edwards 53063 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Charlie Hardy Announces Bid For U.S. Senate 2 Northern Arapaho Tribal Elections On Hold http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/northern-arapaho-tribal-elections-hold <p>The Northern Arapaho general tribal election, which was supposed to take place today, has been postponed to December.</p><p>First, the tribe will conduct a new primary later this month. The original primary election’s results have been voided because Arapaho Business Council members said one candidate, Kim Harja, should not have been on the ballot. Harja is supposed to sit out until 2016 because she was previously dismissed from the Council.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:27:22 +0000 Irina Zhorov 32871 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Northern Arapaho Tribal Elections On Hold Rhetoric or Reality: Do the candidates differ on energy? http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/rhetoric-or-reality-do-candidates-differ-energy <p>During this week's presidential debate, President Obama challenged Mitt Romney’s assertion that oil drilling on public lands was down by 14 percent. Almost as soon as they cleared the stage, a flurry of fact-checking revealed that while the rate did drop in one year—mostly due to the moratorium on drilling after the BP oil spill—drilling has increased on public lands during Obama’s tenure.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:00:59 +0000 Sara Hossaini 31586 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Rhetoric or Reality: Do the candidates differ on energy? Legislative races should drive voter turnout http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legislative-races-should-drive-voter-turnout <p>Wyoming’s primary election is Tuesday/today and despite the fact that there is not a high-profile federal or statewide candidate on the ballot, the State elections Director predicts a solid turnout.&nbsp;</p><p>Peggy Nighswonger&nbsp; says there is interest in a different set of races this year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>“I think there will be a lot of interest in the legislative races.&nbsp; We have 15 legislative races where the incumbent is not going to be running.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:00:13 +0000 Bob Beck 28863 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legislative races should drive voter turnout Two veteran lawmakers will face off in a Casper Senate primary http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/two-veteran-lawmakers-will-face-casper-senate-primary <p>State Senator Charles Scott of Casper is facing a challenge from veteran Representative Bob Brechtel.&nbsp; The two are competing in the Senate District 30 Republican Primary.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:39:22 +0000 Bob Beck 28757 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Two veteran lawmakers will face off in a Casper Senate primary Bleming, a soldier of fortune from Lusk, seeks Barrasso’s seat http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bleming-soldier-fortune-lusk-seeks-barrasso-s-seat <p>Sen. John Barrasso faces two Republican opponents in next week&rsquo;s primary election. One of them is Thomas Bleming of Lusk.</p><p>Bleming is a former soldier of fortune and says what most sets him apart from the incumbent is that he opposes the Patriot Act, which Barrasso voted for.</p><p>Bleming says to balance the federal government, he would make sweeping cuts.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:31:03 +0000 Willow Belden 28572 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bleming, a soldier of fortune from Lusk, seeks Barrasso’s seat Wyoming GOP prepares to pick its presidential candidate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-gop-prepares-pick-its-presidential-candidate <p><strong><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=1004240&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces">Listen to the story</a></strong></p> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:03:08 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 19771 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sublette And Goshen Counties Hold Precinct Caucuses Thursday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sublette-and-goshen-counties-hold-precinct-caucuses-thursday <p>Registered Republicans will be able to vote in precinct caucuses tomorrow/Thursday in both Sublette and Goshen counties.</p><p>Bob Rule is state committeeman for Sublette County. He says precinct caucuses are important because they serve as the entry point for political participation.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:29:05 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 19644 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sublette And Goshen Counties Hold Precinct Caucuses Thursday