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Single-digit percentages for Brubaker, Otto

Nov 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer

Fremont County's two candidates on the statewide ballot both posted single-digit vote percentages in races against well-established incumbents.

In the campaign for U.S. House of Representatives, Libertarian Party nominee Richard Brubaker of Riverton received 8,398 votes statewide, good for 3.5 percent.

Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis with more than 165,000 votes, collecting 69.1 percent of the total. Democrat Chris Henrichsen was second with 23.8 percent followed by Brubaker.

Two other small-party candidates, Daniel Cummings of the Constitution Party and Don Wills of the Country Party, ended with 2.1 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.

On the U.S. Senate ballot, Joel Otto of Lander was the Country Party's nominee. Otto got 6,138 votes across the state's 481 voting precincts, 2.5 percent of the total. Republican John Barrasso breezed to a big win with 75.9 percent of the vote, the biggest victory margin by any senator nationwide. Democrat Tim Chesnut got 21.6 percent.

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