Laramie, WY – Senator John Barrasso will be in Casper this evening to attend the GOP meeting that will narrow the list for Barrasso's former state Senate seat. Barrasso represented parts of Casper in the state Senate until last week, when he was sworn in to the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by the death of Craig Thomas. Barrasso's ascension opened up his old state Senate seat. Tonight, local Republican precinct leaders will select three finalists for that seat. They will forward those three names to the Natrona County Commission, which will pick the next state senator. Barrasso then spends much of the rest of the week traveling around the state, with stops in Cody, Thermopolis, Riverton, Lander and Jackson.