Few Candidates at Wyoming Dems' Convention

Still no Democratic candidates for four of the five State elected offices.
Still no Democratic candidates for four of the five State elected offices.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Democratic Party chairwoman says she hopes her party will have a solid candidate for governor before the May 28 filing deadline, which is less than two weeks away.

Democrats held their state convention this weekend in Casper, with only a handful of candidates running for statewide office. Party officials say they believe they're biding their time. With Governor Dave Freudenthal's decision not to seek a third term, Democrats have been left without a gubernatorial candidate they can unite behind.

Chairwoman Leslie Petersen of Jackson says Democrats weren't "prepared to make any announcements" Saturday, but says the party leadership is talking seriously to a couple of possible gubernatorial candidates.

The party also lacks statewide candidates for Treasurer, Auditor and Secretary of State.

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Actually there's now a Democrat listed - Al Hamburg of Torrington is running for Governor as a Dem according to the SoS website.