The party was thumped statewide in 2020. Drake examines if the re-election of party leadership is a sign of rejuvenation or resignation.
Facing enormous political pressure, and failing to agree on verifiable facts, the Wyoming Legislature declined to close the Medicaid gap in Wyoming, which advocates have pushed for years.
Lawmakers have new company to help squash tax measures, slash education and state agency funding.
High-profile GOP incumbents and other moderates were targeted — and defeated — by gun-rights, party-purity and anti-tax-group-backed candidates.
Traditional conservatives are kicked to the curb by state Republican leadership, which won’t tolerate dissent.