Consultant secures Democratic nomination in Wyoming House race

Consultant secures Democratic nomination in Wyoming House race
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Consultant Greg Hunter won the Wyoming Democratic House nomination to challenge Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyRepublican office in Wyoming catches fire: report Election Countdown: Trump plans ambitious travel schedule for midterms | Republicans blast strategy for keeping House | Poll shows Menendez race tightening | Cook Report shifts Duncan Hunter's seat after indictment Consultant secures Democratic nomination in Wyoming House race MORE (R-Wyo.) in November, edging out immigration attorney Travis Helm in the primary.

With 92 percent of precincts reporting, The Associated Press called the race for Hunter, who carried 61 percent of the vote.

Hunter, a Laramie-based consultant, has touted his work with federal agencies and has campaigned on a message of preserving access to public lands and expanding Medicaid in Wyoming. He also supports the “Medicare for all” proposal popularized by Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersProtecting democracy requires action from all of us Kavanaugh hires attorney amid sexual assault allegations: report Amazon probes allegations of employees leaking data for bribes: report MORE (I-Vt.). 

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He will face Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in the November general election.

Cheney easily secured the Republican nomination in her primary on Tuesday, setting her up to seek a second term in the House. She is expected to sail to reelection in November.

Wyoming is among the deepest-red states in the country. Voters in the state have not elected a Democrat to the House since 1976, and Wyoming handed President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE his largest margin of victory of any state in the 2016 election.