Congressional Republicans Sail Through Primary
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s primary election delivered few surprises: Well-funded Republican congressional incumbents coasted to victory, and most state legislators held onto their seats.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis coasted to victory Tuesday and now face upstart Democratic challengers in November’s general election.
Tim Chesnut, an Albany County commissioner, is running against Barrasso. Democrat Chris Henrichsen will face off against Lummis.
Several veteran Republican state lawmakers did lose their seats Tuesday.
Casper Sen. Kit Jennings lost to challenger Jim Anderson, a retired businessman.
David Northrup defeated Cody Rep. Pat Childers.
And in far western Wyoming, challenger Garry Piiparinen unseated Evanston Rep. Clarence Vranish.