With Sen. Craig Thomas (R-Wyoming) having passed away, Wyoming election law directs the state Republican Party to put together a list of three possible replacements, from which Gov. David Freudenthal (D) will chose Thomas’ successor.
Last week, without any real detail, MSNBC reported that Lynne Cheney, the VP’s wife, might be considered for the post. Today, ThinkProgress notes that the Casper Star Tribune reported that Cheney isn’t exactly going out of her way to deny the rumors.
A lot of Republicans — maybe 20, maybe more — want to replace the late Craig Thomas in the U.S. Senate, State GOP Chairman Fred Parady said Monday.
Applicants already include recently resigned Wyoming U.S. Attorney Matt Mead, state Rep. Colin Simpson of Cody, state Sen. John Barrasso of Casper, and former state GOP Chairman Tom Sansonetti of Cheyenne. […]
A spokesperson for Lynne Cheney, wife of the vice president, would not deny that she, too, was a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, according to The Associated Press.
I can only hope that if Cheney is added to the list for Freudenthal, it’s done to make the other two candidates look reasonable.