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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Wyoming History in the Making: Governor Mead wins Censure vote May 3, 2014.

In a historic first, sitting Governor Mead narrowly avoided being censured at the state Republican Party's convention. The proposal was advanced by those upset with his support of the Common Core education standards and his having signed SF104, redefining the duties of the Superintendent of Education, which the Wyoming Supreme Court found unconstitutional. 

The fact that a sitting governor would even be faced with such a motion, let alone that it would receive so much support from party activists, shows how split the state's GOP presently is.  It's been noted over time that the demise of the Democratic Party in Wyoming might serve to develop rifts in the GOP, which has no effective opposition.  It seems clear now that there is a deep divide between what is sometimes referred to as "Tea Party" elements in the party and more traditional conservative and moderate elements.

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