WPR News
10:14 am
Tue June 19, 2007

Lobbying Got Started Early

Casper, Wy – Before the Wyoming Republican Central
Committee meeting began this morning (Tuesday) to replace the late
U-S Senator Craig Thomas, the politicking already had begun.
The Central Committee convened its meeting to select three
nominees for the seat at 8 a.m. at the Best Western Ramkota hotel
in Casper.
But well before the meeting started, the candidates were in
place along the concourse, with signs and stickers seeking to sway
the 71 committee members to their side.
Thirty candidates are in the running.
Three names will be forwarded by the central committee to
Governor Dave Freudenthal, who then has five days to pick the next
senator to temporarily fill the seat.
The new senator will serve through 2008. A special election in
November 2008 will determine who completes Thomas' term, which runs
through 2012.