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