Democrats in Wyoming suffered another dismal election despite their party’s respectable performance in the midterms nationwide.
The party didn’t even field candidates for 3 of Wyoming’s 6 statewide races and lost badly in the other 3: U-S House, governor and superintendent of public instruction.
Democrats also lost two of their nine seats in the Wyoming Legislature, pushing their share of the statehouse under 8%.
One of the few bright spots for Democrats on Tuesday was at the local level in Albany County, where Aaron Appelhans narrowly became Wyoming’s first elected Black Sheriff.
Appointed sheriff two years ago, Appelhans took 52% of the vote to beat Joel Senior for a full 4-year term. He credits the win to knocking on doors and help from volunteers for the win.