by | Casper Star Tribune - Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 12:00 am
The two former candidates for federal office are Chris Rothfuss of Laramie and Bill Winney of Bondurant in Sublette County.
Rothfuss, a Democrat and a chemical engineer, ran for the U.S. Senate two years ago and lost to Republican Sen. Mike Enzi.
At that time, Rothfuss said, according to his website, people from throughout the state, including Democrats, independents "and even Republicans" asked him to consider running for the Wyoming Legislature this year. They told him the state needed his expertise as a chemical engineer "to help shape our state's energy future," and encouraged him to stay in Wyoming politics.
Rothfuss will face Jodi Guerin in the Democratic primary for SD 09.
The seat is now held by Sen. Mike Massie who is running for state superintendent of public instruction. No Republicans have filed for SD 09.