Chris Henrichsen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Climate change not a concern, most House candidates say http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/climate-change-not-concern-most-house-candidates-say <p>At last night’s congressional debate, four out of five candidates for Wyoming’s U.S. House seat said climate change is not a concern.</p><p>The three third-party candidates all said they don’t believe that human activities contribute to global warming. Constitution party candidate Daniel Cummings said he thinks the earth is warming because of a natural sun cycle.</p><p>“So those who want to put a cap on global warming have got to find a way to turn down the sun,” Cummings said.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 06:04:29 +0000 Willow Belden 32231 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Climate change not a concern, most House candidates say Henrichsen attacks Lummis for losing AML funds http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/henrichsen-attacks-lummis-losing-aml-funds <p>During tonight’s Congressional debate, Democrat Chris Henrichsen attacked Republican&nbsp;Rep. Cynthia Lummis for losing hundreds of millions of dollars of Abandoned Mine Lands money that were destined for Wyoming.</p><p>Coal-producing states receive AML funds&nbsp;in order to pay for mine reclamation, but Wyoming used a portion of&nbsp;the money for buildings, infrastructure and other projects. This fall, Congress voted to severely limit the amount the Cowboy State gets.</p><p>Henrichsen says Lummis failed in her duties because she failed to stop the measure.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 05:57:57 +0000 Willow Belden 32230 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Henrichsen attacks Lummis for losing AML funds Conversation with Democratic Congressional Challenger Chris Henrichsen http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conversation-democratic-congressional-challenger-chris-henrichsen <p>Democrat Chris Henrichsen is a political newcomer who teaches Political Science at Casper College.&nbsp; He is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis to focus attention on working people and the middle class.&nbsp; Henrichsen is hoping to be the first Wyoming democrat in Congress since&nbsp; 1978.&nbsp; He is battling a lack of funding, against one of the wealthiest members of Congress.&nbsp; But Henrichsen hopes he views will give him a chance.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:38:53 +0000 Bob Beck 31071 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conversation with Democratic Congressional Challenger Chris Henrichsen U.S. House Candidate Opposes Medicare Cuts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/us-house-candidate-opposes-medicare-cuts <p>While Wyoming’s Congresswoman says she supports efforts by Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan to reform Medicare…her Democratic opponent opposes it.&nbsp;</p><p>Chris Henrichsen says the plan is to not provide Medicare to those who have paid into and earned that coverage and instead shift to a voucher type of program worries him.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:16:24 +0000 Bob Beck 31033 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org U.S. House Candidate Opposes Medicare Cuts Democrat prepares to challenge Lummis http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/democrat-prepares-challenge-lummis <p>The Casper Democrat running against Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is a political newcomer who says<br />he wants to represent the interests of working families.</p><p>Chris Henrichsen is a 35-year-old political science instructor<br />at Casper College. He filed paperwork on Thursday declaring his<br />candidacy to run against Lummis.</p><p>Lummis announced on Monday that she&#39;s seeking a third term as<br />Wyoming&#39;s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A<br />Republican, she served earlier as Wyoming treasurer and in the<br />state Legislature.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 00:03:23 +0000 Associated Press 24579 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Democrat prepares to challenge Lummis Lummis seeks re-election http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-seeks-re-election <p>U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming&#39;s lone member of the U.S. House.</p><p>Lummis was first elected to the House in 2008. She easily won re-election in 2010, defeating Democrat David Wendt with more than 70 percent of the vote.</p><p>So far, two candidates have announced plans to challenge Lummis this year. Casper College political science instructor Chris Henrichsen is running as a Democrat, and former Roman Catholic priest Charlie Hardy announced he will run as an independent.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 11:30:32 +0000 The Associated Press 24416 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis seeks re-election