Laramie, WY – Secretary of State Joe Meyer has determined that an automatic recount will not be needed in the congressional race where Barbara Cubin narrowly defeated Gary Trauner. Unofficial results show that Cubin won by 970 votes. Wyoming Democratic Party Chairman Mike Gireau says Trauner's campaign is deciding whether or not they will pay for a recount.Gireau praised Trauner's overall efforts and campaign. He also was delighted with the result of the Governors race that saw Dave Freudenthal easily defeat Republican Ray Hunkins.
Laramie, Wy – Two days after the election Democratic candidate for Congress, Gary Trauner, is still not conceding. The margin of victory for his opponent Barbara Cubin stands at 970 votes. Trauner says there are still provisional ballots to consider and canvassing in each county. Trauner says when the process plays out he will NOT ask for a recount, unless one is mandated by state law. For that to happen Trauner would have to pick up 38 votes. Representative Cubin says she wants the process to play out, but ultimately she was re-elected.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming's senior senator has been diagnosed with leukemia. Senator Craig Thomas, who is 73, went to the hospital on Sunday and was told he had pneumonia. Further tests showed he also has Acute Myeloid Leukemia. That's the most common type of leukemia and is serious. He is starting chemotherapy already and will have to stay in a hospital in Maryland to prevent any infections. That's a concern because Thomas has low levels of white blood cells.