May 29, 2012 - StaffNo new candidates for public office had filed as of noon Tuesday with municipal, county and state election authorities.
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, who made his official re-election announcement at noon in Cheyenne, had not yet filed formally as of Tuesday afternoon.
The deadline for candidate filings for the Aug. 21 primary election is 5 p.m. this Friday, June 1.
Through last Friday, May 25, many municipal offices in Fremont County's smaller towns had no candidates. The most-competitive races so far have been for the Wyoming House District 54 seat being vacated by State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander, and the Fremont County Commission District 5 seat held by Doug Thompson, who has filed for re-election. Both seats have drawn several candidates.
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