CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Democrat running for Wyoming's congressional seat says fellow Democrats are neglecting the party's homegrown candidates even as they raise money for out-of-state races.

Chris Henrichsen aired his dissatisfaction with the state party on Twitter Tuesday night about a fundraiser in Jackson for candidates including Montana Sen. Jon Tester, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and Rep. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico. He called for new leadership next year.

Henrichsen told the Casper Star-Tribune ( that he and Colorado congressional candidate Sal Pace were introduced at the event by treasurer Leslie Petersen and that she said they were hoping to get some "crumbs".

Petersen confirmed that but said she said it jokingly.

Henrichsen, who's challenging congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, said he did get one donation for $500 at the event.

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