Wyoming’s New Senator

Brian Zick

Bob Moen for AP reports: CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Wyoming's governor appointed state Sen. John Barrasso on Friday to temporarily replace the late U.S. Sen. Craig Thomas in Washington. Since Barrasso is a Republican like Thomas, the appointment will have no effect on the U.S. Senate's party breakdown. Barrasso, an orthopedic surgeon from Casper, will serve until the beginning of 2009. A special election in November 2008 will decide who will finish Thomas' term through 2012.

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