At a rally in West Virginia on Tuesday night, President Trump told his supporters, "I don't want to brag about it, but man do I have a good record of endorsements." The crowd responded with chants of "USA!” Across the country, Republicans in Wyoming picked state Treasurer Mark Gordon as their gubernatorial nominee over Trump-backed businessman and GOP mega-donor Foster Friess. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Gordon had 33 percent of the vote to Friess' 26 percent. Trump, who endorsed Friess earlier Tuesday, won Wyoming in 2016 by 46 percentage points. This is Trump's first primary endorsee to lose since Luther Strange in Alabama.
Gov. Matt Mead (R) is term-limited. Gordon will face Democratic state Rep. Mary Throne in the general election. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.) easily fended off a challenge from businessman Dave Dodson, who spent $1 million of his own money in the race, and he is favored to win a third term against Democrat Gary Trauner in November. The state's lone House representative, Liz Cheney (R), won re-nomination. Peter Weber