Sunday | October 27, 2002
Wyoming will go Dem
MyDD gives us reasons why Freudenthal (D) will be the next governor of Wyoming.
I've pegged this race as my sleeper upset pick (I have written about it several times, including here). A few weeks ago, the state's largest paper, the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, endorsed Freudenthal, and his candidacy has inspired support from some of the state's most committed Republicans.
Dear editor,The AP picks up on the story.
Wyoming Republicans have twice as many registered voters as the Democrats, and they hold all five statewide elected offices, all three congressional seats and strong majorities in both legislative houses. Only Idaho's statehouse is more Republican.Considering that Wyoming has the smallest population in the union -- smaller even than Washington DC, why should we care about this race? Because it is a red state, and one in which registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 137,394 to 63,232. It is the state that spawned Dick Cheney. It is a proud Republican state.
If a Democrat can win here, it will provide a Dem beachhead in forbidding political terroritory. And, if Republicans can't even win Wyoming it will show just how bankrupt their party really is.
Incidentally, MyDD got his info from a Wyoming correspondent. That's the type of report I hope to consistently provide with my coming-soon collaborative blog -- the Political State Report. I want political reports from people in the trenches -- providing readers with first-hand accounts of political develeopments in their states and how those events may affect the national political scene.
I have commitments from writers in California (north and south), Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas. All the writers so far are from the left. I also welcome writers from the right to provide some ideological diversity.
I will be launching this new blog a week or two after the elections. If you are interested in participating please drop me a line.Posted October 27, 2002 08:20 AM | Comments (8)