Judge: Wyoming Gov. Candidate Can Stay In Race; Officials Say He Lives In Colorado

August 3, 2018
Photo: Taylor Haynes Wyoming Governors Race
Former Wyoming Attorney General Gay Woodhouse, left, moderates a Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce gubernatorial candidate forum in Cheyenne on Monday, June 11, 2018, with, left to right, Republican candidates Bill Dahlin, Foster Friess, Sam Galeotos, Harriet Hageman and Taylor Haynes, and Democratic candidate Mary Throne.

A man who's running for governor of Wyoming amid accusations he lives in Colorado will remain in the race.

A judge in Cheyenne denied a request Friday to order Republican Taylor Haynes to stop his campaign and withdraw. Wyoming officials, including Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, also asked Laramie County District Judge Thomas Campbell to declare Haynes ineligible to be governor.

The judge will continue to consider that request but has canceled a trial scheduled for Tuesday, two weeks before the Aug. 21 primary.

The ranch where Haynes lives straddles the Wyoming-Colorado line. State officials say Haynes lives on the Colorado side.

Buchanan didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Haynes says in a statement he is satisfied with the ruling against what he calls a "politically motivated action."

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