Saturday, March 22, 2008

Laramie engineer to run against Sen. Enzi

Just received this e-mail announcement:

Dr. Christopher Rothfuss, a chemical engineer from Laramie, has announced that he is seeking the Democratic candidacy for election to the United States Senate seat currently held by Mike Enzi. Dr. Rothfuss is now an instructor at the University of Wyoming, after serving for three years at the U.S. Department of State. A transcript of his announcement follows, as well as a brief biographical sketch. More information on the Rothfuss campaign will be made available at

It's great to see a Democratic Party challenger to Sen. Mike Enzi. As far as I know, Enzi has not yet officially announced. Last week, he toured the state touting his health care plan. An admirable effort, I must admit, but one that still depends on free-market forces which have failed to insure many Americans -- and woefully underinsured the middle class. He invariably sides with the Bush Administration on foreign policy issues, including the endless and pointless war in Iraq.

On the plus side, Enzi is a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus and has a long record of supporting the arts. He was a board member of Cam-Plex in Gillette, and was a featured speaker at the Wyoming Arts Summit last October in Casper. His top-notch D.C. staff members are very responsive to constituents and are quick to return calls.

It will be an uphill fight for Dr. Rothfuss. Looking forward to hearing him speak.

NOTE: As far as I can tell, the web site for Rothfuss is not yet up and running. Anyone else had any luck accessing it?


stu said...

Flygal said...

Chris's website appears to be partly functional now and contains his incredibly detailed candidacy statement.

I know Chris from when we worked together at the U.S. Department of State from 2004-6. He's a collaborative, bright, caring individual who has never abandoned his Wyoming roots.

Though I'm registered in CA, not WY, I'd certainly vote for him if I lived here!

Michael Shay said...

I've heard good things about Chris. We hope to get him to the May meeting of the Laramie County Democrats here in Cheyenne. He's got his work cut out for him, running against Mike Enzi.

matt said...

On Saturday, May 10, from noon to 2:00 PM Mountain Time (2:00-4:00 PM Eastern), Christopher Rothfuss will appear on Shared Sacrifice, a new progressive internet radio program, for an extended, policy-oriented conversation.

Shared Sacrifice can be heard at The show will be archived, but live callers are encouraged.