Republican Presidential Caucuses: March 1, 2016
Democratic Presidential Caucuses: April 9, 2016
State Primary: August 16, 2016
Wyoming Candidates for Congress
Wyoming Candidates for US Congress from WY
Cynthia Lummis (R)
History of Wyoming. Information that every Wyoming Election Candidates for US Senate Should Know:The Union Pacific Railroad reached the town of Cheyenne, which later became the state capital, in 1867. The railroad eventually spanned the entire state, boosting the population, and creating some of Wyoming's largest cities, such as Laramie, Rock Springs and Evanston. Along with the railroad came the need for coal, which was discovered in quantity in the southwestern part of the state, especially around Rock Springs. In 1885, a violent riot known as the Rock Springs Massacre broke out between white and Chinese miners employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company in Rock Springs.
After the arrival of the railroad, the population began to grow steadily in the Wyoming Territory, which was established on July 25, 1868. Unlike Colorado to the south, Wyoming never experienced a rapid population boom in the 19th century from any major mineral discoveries such as gold or silver.
Inclusion of women's suffrage in the Wyoming constitution was accepted and the constitution also included an article making all the water in Wyoming property of the state. Wyoming overcame the obstacles of low population and of being the only territory in the U.S. giving women the right to vote, and the United States admitted Wyoming into the Union as the 44th state on July 10, 1890.
Liz Cheney: Terrorists' 'Recruitment Goes On Through Mosques'
U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) made her presence felt at a Tea Party function on Saturday, revealing some thoughts on mosques and terrorism in America.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Cheney appeared at an event in Emblem, Wyo., where those two topics emerged into the conversation. According to the paper, Wayne Simmons made comments earlier during the event suggesting that growth of mosques in America is leading to more recruitment outlets for terror groups.
“I do think that we know that recruitment goes on through mosques,” Cheney said in response, the Star-Tribune reported.
According to the Powell Tribune, among the other attendees at the Big Horn Basin Tea Party picnic was Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.). The Associated Press noted that this was the first time Enzi and Cheney were at the same event since she announced her U.S. Senate candidacy against him in July.
“They are all asking me, how did you get Enzi and Cheney both to agree to attend,” Big Horn Basin Tea Party chairman Rob DiLorenzo told the Powell Tribune. “I tell them, ‘I asked.’”