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By David Martin

Senate candidate visits county


David Martin

Gary Trauner speaks to residents at White Mountain Library in Rock Springs Tuesday evening, outlining his platform and beliefs.

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Trauner visited Sweetwater County earlier this week, his visit culminating in what he dubbed a "listening session" with residents to talk about their concerns.

This isn't Trauner's first attempt at becoming a member of Wyoming's delegation. He initially ran for U.S. House of Representatives in 2006 against Republican Barbara Cubin, which he narrowly lost. A second try in 2008 against Republican Cynthia Lummis was a more decisive defeat, with Trauner earning 43 percent of the vote to Lummis' 53 percent.

Trauner believes the political culture in Washi...

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