Former Presidential Candidate Files In Wyoming U.S. Senate Race
A man who sought the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination and who plans to run again in 2020 has filed to run for the U.S. Senate from Wyoming this year.
No, Bernie Sanders isn't giving up his Vermont Senate seat to run in the Cowboy State.
But California businessman Rocky De La Fuente did file on Thursday to run as a Republican in Wyoming's Aug. 21 primary election.
Of course, he may not have much time to campaign in Wyoming. According to Wikipedia, he has also filed to run as a Republican Senate candidate in Florida and California this year. De La Fuente has run in numerous political races across the country in past years, running at various times as a Republican, Democrat or as a member of the Reform or Delta Parties.
In the 2016 Florida Democratic U.S. Senate Primary, he finished 5th, getting a little over 60,000 votes.
He also says he plans to run for President in 2020 as a Democrat again. While De La Fuente is a California resident, election law requires that a U.S. Senator is a resident of the state they represent when they are elected.
According to Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee, that means De La Fuente could actually move to Wyoming if he wins the election and represent the state is the U.S. Senate. Calls to the Wyoming Secretary of State's office on the residency requirements for U.S. Senators were not immediately returned.
Here is the complete list of candidates filing for Wyoming statewide offices as of May 24, according to the Wyoming Secretary of State's office:
Office Sought Mailing Address City, State & ZIP Date Filed Campaign Telephone Email
UNITED STATES SENATOR
Anthony L. Van Risseghem 2113 Thomes Ave Apt 909 Cheyenne, WY 82001 05/22/2018 307-314-4569 email@example.com
John Holtz 1167 Granito Dr Laramie, WY 82072 05/17/2018 307-745-6154 firstname.lastname@example.org
Roque “ Rocky “ De La Fuente 5440 Morehouse Drive Suite 4000 San Diego, CA 92121 05/24/2018 858-239-9007 Rocky@Rocky101.com
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE - REPUBLICAN
Blake E Stanley P.O. Box 21146 Cheyenne, WY 82003 05/22/2018 Not Provided Not Provided
Liz Cheney P.O. Box 236 Wilson, WY 83014 05/21/2018 307-247-1414 email@example.com
Rod Miller 2803 Central Ave Cheyenne, WY 82001 05/17/2018 307-343-5527 firstname.lastname@example.org
GOVERNOR - REPUBLICAN
Bill Dahlin P.O. Box 216 Sheridan, WY 82801 05/17/2018 307-752-0906 email@example.com
Foster Friess P.O. Box 9790 Jackson, WY 83002 05/17/2018 307-733-4447 firstname.lastname@example.org
Harriet M. Hageman 320 W 04th Ave Cheyenne, WY 82001 05/17/2018 307-631-2834 email@example.com
Mark Gordon 779 Us Hwy 16 E Buffalo, WY 82834-0000 05/24/2018 307-514-2341 firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, May 24
Sam E. Galeotos 8827 Shellback Rd Cheyenne, WY 82009 05/23/2018 307-630-2067 email@example.com
GOVERNOR - DEMOCRATIC Democratic Kenneth R Casner P.O. Box 136 Elk Mountain, WY 82324 05/17/2018 307-348-7478 Kcss@union-tel.com
SECRETARY OF STATE - DEMOCRATIC
James W. Byrd 2511 Snyder Ave Cheyenne, WY 82001 05/17/2018 307-514-1214 firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE AUDITOR - REPUBLICAN
Kristi Racines P.O. Box 1644 Cheyenne, WY 82003 05/18/2018 307-851-1437 email@example.com
Nathan Winters 106 Mountain View Dr Thermopolis, WY 82443 05/22/2018 307-864-3690 firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE AUDITOR - DEMOCRATIC
Jeff Dockter 7266 Telluride Dr Cheyenne, WY 82009 05/17/2018 307-316-5008 email@example.com
STATE TREASURER - REPUBLICAN
Curt Meier 4721 Road 18 La Grange, WY 82221 05/17/2018 307-220-7782 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION - REPUBLICAN
Republican Jillian Balow 2501 Sweetwater Trl Cheyenne, WY 82009 05/21/2018 307-421-4421 email@example.com Thursday, May 24, 2018