I'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from Wyoming's At-Large Congressional District for information. Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.
This isn't going to be much of a diary. You can add anything you want about Wyoming. Keep in mind this diary is just for information purposes. Let's not get too carried away with whether or not any of these Knowledge Democrats information gathering diaries mean the Congressional districts in questions are winnable by Democrats or not. Were here to assess districts across the country, no matter how "deep reed" or "red" or Republican-occupied they are.
What issues directly affect people in Wyoming? My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for Wyoming's At-Large Congressional congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level. We understand Wyoming may in fact have more of a conservative constituency but we're looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the area anyway. It helps for long-term planning.
We also know that the current representative of the district is Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, who is a Tea Party Republican.
And the last real credible Democratic challenger in the Wyoming At-Large Congressional Races has been Gary Trauner, who from what I understand has enjoyed quite an enthusiastic level of support from Daily Kos.
Here are the results of the November 2012 election (per Wyoming SoS Website):
U.S. House, Wyoming, At-large District General Election, 2012Also, taking politics out of the equation, let others know if you've been to Wyoming and can point out some good restaurants, venues and places to spend time in there.
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Cynthia Lummis (Incumbent) 69% 166,452
Democratic Chris Henrichsen 23.9% 57,573
Libertarian Richard Brubaker 3.5% 8,442
Constitution Daniel Clyde Cummings 2.1% 4,963
Country Don Willis 1.6% 3,775
Total Votes: 241,205
So far, I only have the basic information. What issues should be documented? What important links / articles / information should be added to the wiki page?