Wyoming Republicans also put their party above the state. Barbara Cubin was ineffective when Republicans were in control and now she will be even less effective in a Democratically-controlled House. If Trauner were elected, he would have had a decent amount of clout for pulling off a long shot bid in a red state. Cubin will be in the office for two years until she retires or loses the primary. She will not be the candidate in '08 because the opposition to her in the Republican Party will make sure of it. These next two years will be a big loss for Wyoming if Trauner can't close the gap.
Like Kos, I see the election as a bittersweet moment. I was heavily invested in making great gains in the Mountain West with people like Trauner, Fawcett, Grant, and Kleeb (technically not the Mountain West I know). Tester is in and that makes me happy. Trauner and Wyo Dems did make a huge impact though and for that they should hold their head up high.