March 4th, 2010
03:47 PM ET
12 years ago

Freudenthal won't seek re-election in Wyoming

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Wyo----what???

    If Bloomberg can do it, why can't Freudenthal?

    March 4, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. jm for sc

    Why is this news? If there are term limits, he should not run again.

    Lord knows I would hate to see the governor of SC try for a third term. Although, he would probably win as falling in love with another woman while married has suddenly become understanding in SC since this sorry republican governor is guilty of such acts.

    March 4, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. seebofubar

    There's another one gone, and another ones gone, and another one bites the dust. November will be one to remember! Poor Dems.

    March 4, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Obama Victim

    and another one gone.....ah yes..a world withiout democrats..wouldn't that be sweet??

    March 4, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    This is why we need term limits in Washington whether Democrat or Republican and not about another one gone, idiot.

    March 4, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. dale

    Term limits are a must. Nobody should ever be allowed more than 2 terms.
    Look where not enforcing 2 term limits has gotten us.
    All the old worn out politicians must be retired this year....all

    March 4, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    Good one Fake Sniffit. Would you like to try using MY vocabulary now so that at least it's not 100% obvious you're faking? Troglodyte.

    March 4, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. Me, Myself & I

    Too bad this Democrat isn't as egotistical as New York City's mayor

    March 4, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. Fenarkleman

    Wyoming? Is that still a state? Thought we sold it to Dubai.

    March 4, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  10. Bedtime for Obonzo

    "National Democrats were hopeful that Freudenthal would challenge the state's term-limit laws that prevented him from running again..."

    You mean like Hugo Chavez did?

    March 4, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  11. A. Smith, Oregon

    The Republican Party of NO in action against the American people:

    There are now 290 bills that have passed the US Congressional House that are simply waiting for a vote in the US Senate. At least 80 bills are of large significance and many of which were passed on a bipartisan basis, and yet they are all stuck and on hold by the obstruction tactics of the Republican Senators of NO.

    It is a very calculated and cynical strategy to try and bring the work of the American people to a halt and blame it on the Democratic majority and the Democratic led Administration of President Obama.

    Anti-government sentiments in the U.S. have reached levels so high they could result in another attack like the Oklahoma City bombing, according to a report released Tuesday by an organization that tracks right-wing extremists. "We've seen more threats and actual attacks in the past 18 months than we've seen at any given period over the past 15 years," claimed Potok. The authors of the report place the blame on Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin.

    I hope American's wake up and realize that the Republican party of NO is severely hurting Americans and vote the Republicans out of office during the upcoming fall elections.

    The Republican Party and Republican Lawmakers have declared War on Americans WHAT are Americans going to do to respond to their declaration of War?

    Vote against all Republican incumbents, Vote them OUT!

    March 4, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |