Monday, October 13, 2008

Wyoming (Class II) Senate Election

Republican incumbent: Michael Enzi

Democratic candidate: Chris Rothfuss

Wyoming is in the unusual position of holding two Senate elections on the same day. This is the regular election for the Class II seat. The other one, which I will describe in a separate post, is a special election to fill the remainder of the term of the late Craig Thomas.

Enzi, 64, has represented Wyoming in the Senate since 1997. He had previously been a mayor and state legislator.

Rothfuss, 35, is a university instructor. His field is chemical engineering. This is his first run for elective office.

A poll cited by Real Clear Politics indicates a 24-point lead for Enzi.

The tenure of the most-recent Democratic senator from Wyoming, Gale McGee, ended in 1977.

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