Wyoming: Republican Leadership Council Backs Gordon

Posted April 1, 2008 at 6:36pm

Businessman and rancher Mark Gordon, running to replace Rep. Barbara Cubin (R) as the state’s lone House Member, was endorsed this week by the Republican Leadership Council.

The RLC, launched by former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and ex-Sen. John Danforth (Mo.), bills itself as an organization that “advocates for the historic Republican principles of liberty, individual responsibility, and personal freedom.”

With Wyoming’s at-large House seat viewed as GOP-leaning, several Republicans have announced their candidacy, including former state Treasurer Cynthia Lummis, state Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, retired Navy officer and 2006 GOP primary candidate Bill Winney, social worker Kenn Gilchrist and motivational speaker Swede Nelson.

Entrepreneur Gary Trauner, who fell just shy of ousting Cubin in 2006, is running again for the Democrats.
— David M. Drucker