Casper, Wy – The Wyoming Republican Party is taking
applications from people interested in being nominated to succeed
Senator Craig Thomas. The senator died last week.
Party Chairman Fred Parady held a press conference in Casper and says applications will be accepted until Thursday at 5pm. The party will hold a candidates forum on Sunday. The state
Republican Central Committee will meet next Tuesday to select three
Governor Dave Freudenthal will choose from the three nominees a
person to fill the senate seat.
The new senator will be appointed to serve until early 2009. A special election in November 2008 will determine who completes Thomas's term, which runs through 2012.