Wyoming primary election: Gordon declared winner of Wyoming GOP governor’s primary race

Posted at 9:19 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 00:14:37-04

Update 9:50 p.m. Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon topped five other Republican candidates to take Wyoming’s primary for governor.

The Associated Press called the race with Gordon leading with 32 percent of the vote. Businessman Foster Friess was second, followed by Harriet Hageman, Sam Galeotos Taylor Haynes and Bill Dahlin.

“Jennie and I are incredibly humbled by the results of tonight’s election. From the very beginning, our campaign has been driven by, and for, Wyoming people. Tonight, Wyoming people spoke and loud clear. They saw through the anonymous attacks and out-of-state attempts to influence this race. They spoke up for Wyoming. Jennie and I are honored to have earned the faith and trust of so many Wyoming people. We have been overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support we have received from all across Wyoming,” Gordon said in a statement.

Gordon will face Democrat Mary Throne, a Wyoming state legislator, in the general election.

CHEYENNE- U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Lynn Cheney have been declared the winners of their Republican primary races in Wyoming Tuesday night.

The Associated Press called the race for Barrasso early in the night. Barrasso, who is seeking his second full term, led his nearest competitor, Dave Dodson, by more than 40 points.

He will face Democrat Gary Trauner, who was unopposed.

Cheney also had an easy victory, taking two out of three votes against two challengers. She will face the winner between Greg Hunter and Travis Helm.

In Wyoming’s Republican gubernatorial primary, state Treasurer Mark Gordon led Tuesday night with 33 percent, ahead of businessman Foster Friess (25 percent) and attorney Harriet Hageman (21 percent), according to Politico. About 53 percent of votes have been counted.

The winner will face Democrat Mary Throne in the general election, who handily defeated three other candidates.

This is a developing story.