Dems' convention begins in Casper

Casper, Wyo. – The Democratic Party's state convention began in Casper Friday, and the main subject of conversation is the governor's race. Party members want to know if any major candidate will enter the field.

Party chair Leslie Peterson says she's still hopeful they can recruit someone to carry the Democratic mantle before the filing deadline. "I would say let's wait until one minute before midnight on May 28th and see where we are," she said. "An old saying in Wyoming is that good hands don't brag and I don't want to start bragging about something that might not turn out. We're searching and helping people think about running and I hope we'll have more candidates."

Peterson says that's true at every level of government.

There are some people who say they will run as Democrats for governor. Perennial candidate Al Hamburg has filed to run, and a man named Rex Wilde, from Cheyenne, has said he will file. Party officials had never heard of Wilde before he announced his intentions to run late last month.