Former U.S. Attorney Matt Mead has apparently won the Wyoming Republican primary for governor by a razor-slim margin over Sarah Palin-backed candidate Rita Meyer, the state auditor. The Wyoming Secretary of State's
office gives Mead a 714-vote edge in unofficial results from the Tuesday contest.
Mead will face Leslie Petersen, the former state Democratic Party chairwoman, in November in a campaign to succeed Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who is leaving office after two terms. In a heavily Republican state, the GOP will be looking for a pick up a seat in the governor's race. Mead tallied 30,272 votes in a multi-candidate GOP field, while Peterson captured 10,759 in the Democratic primary, WyomingNews.com
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