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Thursday, March 16, 2006

WY-Sen: Kempthorne Tapped for Interior

Posted by DavidNYC

So it looks like Dick Kempthorne will replace Gail Norton as Secretary of the Interior.

Yes, Kempthorne is the Republican Governor of Idaho, but I've prefaced the title of this post with WY-Sen. It's not a mistake. As several commenters pointed out in an earlier thread, Wyoming Senator Craig Thomas was rumored for this job as well. If he had been tapped, that would have created a potentially interesting open seat in WY. But with Kempthorne getting the nod, nothing changes. He was term-limited out of running for ID-Gov again. CQ has some color on that race if you are curious (they rate the race Safe Republican).

Posted at 05:23 PM in 2006 Elections - Senate, Wyoming | Technorati

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i'm a little behind on commenting on this, but i would just like to state that kempthorne was not term limited, as the state legislature repealed term limits in 2002. he had, however, already announed tat he would not seek a third term.

Posted by: mediaxhype [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 22, 2006 04:54 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

also, his name is DIRK which rhymes with jerk.

Posted by: mediaxhype [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 22, 2006 04:56 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment