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Jackson Hole News&Guide reporter John Spina has set aside his journalistic ambitions to try to get Republican Jackson billionaire Foster Friess elected as the next Wyoming governor.

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A Jackson Hole resident and entrepreneur who aims to represent Wyoming in the U.S. Senate no longer plans to run as an independent, meaning he’ll face incumbent John Barrasso in the Republican primary.

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Former Teton County Commission Chairwoman Barbara Allen took her time deciding if she would run for the Wyoming Legislature this year, officially filing as a candidate for House District 16 just one hour before the 5 p.m. deadline Friday.

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Just minutes before the election filing deadline Friday evening Jonathan Schechter, founder of the Charture Institute and a Jackson Hole News&Guide columnist, announced he will run for Town Council.

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Builder Tim Rieser is running for the Teton County Board of County Commissioners as an independent, calling this year’s election a “pivotal time in the history of this valley.”

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Wyoming treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Mark Gordon has announced campaign leadership committees for each county in Wyoming, according to a press release.

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In today’s political climate candidates either tout themselves as outsiders capable of running government like a business or as experienced politicians who know how to work the system.

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Teton County’s two most senior members of the Wyoming House of Representatives, Reps. Andy Schwartz, D-Teton, and Marti Halverson, R-Teton/Sublette/Lincoln, officially announced Monday they will run for re-election in 2018.

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Perennial Republican candidate Rex Rammell, who announced his 2018 gubernatorial campaign in January, informed the Wyoming Republican Party on Monday that he is considering switching to the Constitution Party.

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Former Republican congresswoman Cynthia Lummis voiced her support of gubernatorial candidate Sam Galeotos on Wednesday, the first major endorsement of the election season.

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Whichever party controls the White House has historically lost seats in Congress and state houses during the midterm elections. But as President Trump continues to create controversial headlines, even conservatives in deep red states like Wyoming are worried about their chances in the 2018 c…

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Jackson resident, billionaire investor and philanthropist Foster Friess announced at the GOP convention in Laramie on Friday that he will run for governor of Wyoming in 2018.

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State Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Mark Gordon announced Friday that he will be touring western Wyoming next week as part of his initial campaign push to 22 cities.

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With plans to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency held public listening sessions all over the country to gauge Americans’ support for the idea.

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State Sen. Leland Christensen, R-Teton, has served Teton County for most of his adult life. His campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016, however, broadened his view of the state and its political ecosystem.

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Alta native and longtime Teton County public servant and politician Leland Christensen announced Thursday afternoon that he is running for Wyoming treasurer, under the slogan of “Increase investment returns, not new taxes.”

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David Dodson, a global entrepreneur based in Jackson, announced Thursday that he will challenge Republican Sen. John Barrasso for a seat in Congress this fall as an independent candidate.

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Democrats won major victories in Virginia and Alabama in 2017, giving the party hope it can capitalize on President Donald Trump’s unpopularity during the 2018 midterm elections and flip several seats.

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Teton County voters said no to expanded transit services Tuesday, shutting down specific purpose excise tax propositions that would have replaced aging START buses and built a maintenance facility for town and county vehicles.

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St. John’s Medical Center will move forward with its plan to build a new senior Living Center after winning by the second-largest margin in Tuesday night’s specific purpose excise tax election.

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In the wake of back-and-forth advertising campaigns pushing and panning the 11 specific purpose excise tax initiatives on the May 2 ballot, Jackson Town Councilman Jim Stanford organized a “debate” Thursday between public officials and special interest groups.

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Voters have less than a week to decide which boxes to check in Tuesday’s specific purpose excise tax ballot.