[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/04/art.davefreud.govdave.jpg caption="Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal will not seek re-election."] Washington (CNN) - Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, a popular two-term Democrat, will not seek another term in office, he announced Thursday.
His decision is good news for Republicans, who are almost guaranteed to pick up the seat come November. Though Freudenthal was re-elected in 2006 with an impressive 70 percent of the vote, Barack Obama was thumped in the state in 2008, losing to John McCain by a 65-33 percent margin.
National Democrats were hopeful that Freudenthal would challenge the state's term-limit laws that prevented him from running again, but he decided against doing so.