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Hardy wins Wyoming Democratic US Senate primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Charlie Hardy has won the Wyoming Democratic primary election for U.S. Senate, defeating three challengers.

Hardy is a 75-year-old former priest who says he lived in a cardboard shack when he ministered in Venezuela in the 1980s and 1990s.

Hardy beat Al Hamburg of Torrington, Rex Wilde of Cheyenne and William Bryk of Brooklyn, New York, in Tuesday's primary.

He has never held office. In 2012, he failed to collect enough voter signatures to run as an independent against Republican U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis.

Incumbent Mark Gordon wins GOP treasurer race

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Incumbent state Treasurer Mark Gordon has won the Republican nomination for a full four-year term in the office.

Gordon soundly defeated Ron Redo of Cheyenne, a former auditor for the state of California, in Tuesday's primary election.

Gordon is a Johnson County rancher and businessman. He was appointed treasurer in 2012 following the death of former treasurer Joe Meyer.

There was no Democratic candidate for treasurer. The Democrats' only hope of fielding an opponent to Gordon is with a write-in candidate.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead wins GOP Wyoming governor primary, beating 2 opponents as he seeks re-election.

Rep. Lummis wins Wyoming GOP congressional primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Rep. Cynthia Lummis has won the Republican primary election for Wyoming's lone congressional seat, defeating a little-known challenger and all but assuring she will win a fourth term in November.

Lummis beat Jason Senteney, a state corrections officer from Yoder in Tuesday's primary.

Lummis was first elected to the House in 2008. She will face Democrat Richard Grayson, an Arizona resident who has done no campaigning.

Sen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's Mike Enzi has won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, beating four challengers as he seeks a fourth term.

The 70-year-old Enzi says he's seeking another term because his seniority on several Senate committees serves Wyoming's interests. His priorities include simplifying the tax code.

Enzi's most serious challenger had been Liz Cheney, the elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. She had difficulty getting mainstream Republicans to back her candidacy and, citing family health issues, dropped out of the race in January.

He defeated Bryan Miller of Sheridan, Thomas Bleming of Lusk, Arthur Bruce Clifton of Cheyenne and James Gregory of Jackson, in Tuesday's primary.

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