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By David Martin

Sweetwater GOP backs Cruz

Cruz takes 9 of 12 Wyo. delegates


In a single vote, delegates attending the Sweetwater GOP's county convention decided to support Sen. Ted Cruz as their preferred presidential nominee.

With a total of 45 votes, Cruz secured a majority of county delegates. Rock Springs resident Nolan Leatham was selected to support Cruz and be one of 29 Wyoming delegates sent to the Republican National Convention, which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio July 18-21.

According to Sweetwater GOP chairman Bill Hooley, a majority vote of 50 percent, plus one vote was needed, otherwise the delegates would have voted a second time. Out of 89 delegate...

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