Volume 8, Number 22 - August 21, 2008
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Stough, Roscoe get nods for HD#22 race
In one of just a handful of contested races this primary election, Charles Stough of Pinedale took the Republican nomination for State Representative for House District #22 with 73 percent of the votes (717) in Sublette County. Jim Roscoe, running unopposed in the Democratic bracket, received 100 percent of the Democratic votes (114). Roscoe and Stough will run against each other in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
“My initial reaction is pleased that Donn (Wooden) and I were able to run a friendly, non-acrimonious campaign,” Stough said. “I look forward to his input as I continue on this process... The next step for me is probably to take a breather – relax a little – and make sure I’m really aware of all the issues that are important to the people of District 22.”
There were four individuals competing for the U.S. House of Representative’ candidacy on the Republican side, while only Gary Trauner ran for the Democratic Party. In Sublette County, Cynthia Lummis received the most votes (503), followed by Mark Gordon (440), Bill Winney (343) and Michael Holland (60). Lummis also led statewide with roughly 46 percent of the Republican votes for the U.S. House of Representatives’ seat being vacated by Barbara Cubin.
Two available seats for U.S. Senator were vied for on Tuesday. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and U.S. Sen. John Barrasso currently hold the seats and both ran unopposed in the Republican primary. For Enzi’s six-year open term, Democrats Al Hamburg and Chris Rothfuss vied for the nomination. Rothfuss led Sublette County votes (71 percent) and statewide with more than half the Democratic votes.
Hoping to oppose Barrasso for the four-year term were Nick Carter and Keith Goodenough. While Goodenough led in Sublette County (67 percent), Carter won statewide with 61 percent of the vote (12,173 votes).
The race for state senators for Districts #14 and #16 and state representative for District #20 were unchallenged, with only one Republican candidate and no Democratic candidates campaigning for each seat. All received 100 percent of the votes in their district for Sublette County. Stan Cooper (Dist. 14) received 357 votes, Dan Dockstader (Dist. 16) received 812 votes and Kathy Davison (Dist. 20) received 345 votes.
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