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Fri August 15, 2008
Candidates Weigh In on Cubin
By Bob Beck
Laramie, Wyo. – Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives say Barbara Cubin did a good job listening to constituents and preserving private property rights. But they say they would take the office in a new direction.
Cynthia Lummis, referring to Cubin's attendance record, said she would not miss many votes in Washington.
In my 14 years as a legislator, I cast over 6,000 votes and I was absent for five. Consequently, I believe my record shows that I am someone who will be at work every single day and be a strong advocate, Lummis said.
Mark Gordon wants to use the office to create more bi-partisanship.
It's important that we recognize that this is a new era, and it's an era where voters are going to demand that we come out of our caves and start to work together. I would look to bring back a sense of solution, a sense of progress, Gordon said.
Fellow Republican Bill Winney did not comment on Cubin's time in office. The three debated on Wyoming Public Radio on Friday.