Cheyenne, Wy – Two Republican state officials contend that their effort to give equal footing to all elected officials was supported at one time by Governor Dave Freudenthal. Treasurer Cynthia Lummis and Auditor Max Maxfield argue that the Governor knew of their intentions before he took office. Among their goals is to be able to have budget control without input from the Governor. They also want separate legal representation from the attorney general and they want those who work for all the top office holders to be hired by all of them not just the Governor. Maxfield is disappointed by those who call this a Republican coup.