Wyoming - Governor

as of September 3

The Candidates

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Leslie Petersen

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: (unknown)
  • Residence: Jackson, WY

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Matthew Mead

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: March 11, 1962
  • Residence: Cheyenne, WY

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Previous Results

    Wyoming Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Dave Freudenthal DEM 135,516 70%
    Ray Hunkins REP 58,100 30%

    U.S. President: Wyoming (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 164,958 65.2%
    Barack Obama DEM 82,868 32.7%
    Ralph Nader IND 2,525 1%
    Bob Barr LIB 1,594 0.6%
    Chuck Baldwin IND 1,192 0.5%

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Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Sep 3, 2010

Freudenthal's Departure Gives Republicans An Opening

Dave Freudenthal (D), first elected in 2002, is term limited. He has been a popular governor in this overwhelmingly Republican state, and with him leaving, the GOP is assured of winning. Wyoming actually has a propensity for electing Democrats to the governorship, unlike the Senate; three of the last four governors have been Democrats. But Matt Mead, the former U.S. attorney who won a tough GOP primary contest, is a prohibitive favorite over Leslie Petersen, the former state Democratic chair. -Ken Rudin

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