Monday, September 17, 2012

Democrats walk neighborhoods for progressive candidates this weekend

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Democrats will be walking the mid-town Cheyenne neighborhoods for one of the few women in the Wyoming State Legislature, Mary Throne of HD 11. We will be meeting at Mary's house, 720 E. 19th St., at 1 p.m. Mary is running against Republican Jerry Zellars, who hasn't been seen on the stump too often -- maybe he's lying low, waiting for a last-minute surge. Or maybe he thinks that having that (R) next to his name is all that he needs to beat Mary, the incumbent (D).

Weird, isn't it, that women are a scant minority in the legislature of The Equality State? Keep Mary in the mix!

Lee Filer is a Democrat running in House District 12. He's also hitting the streets this weekend, and could use some help. Lee is a hard-working family man -- he's a railroader and a member of the Air National Guard -- and he's fired up to take on his Republican contender. He's only 32, which makes him another minority as he is several decades younger than the average Wyoming House member. As a Dem and a Gen Y guy, he would automatically add to the diversity of the Legislature.

Tim Chesnut has a battle on his hands, running against Republican John Barrasso for one of Wyoming's U.S. Senate seats. Tim is a former Albany County Commissioner. He has a lot of guts going up against the entrenched Barrasso, who has oodles of money and name recognition on his side. On Sunday, Sept. 23, Tim will host a barbecue and fund-raiser from noon until 3 p.m. at the picnic shelter in Holliday Park in Cheyenne. Get more info by calling Barbara Guilford at 307-634-0309 or Michael Crump at 307-631-9569.

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