Pre-Election Push for Tea Party

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Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary, Tea Party candidates and supporters gathered on Sunday to discuss ballot issues and keep momentum up.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes was the top billed candidate of the afternoon. County Commissioner M. Lee Hasenauer and candidate for Laramie County Sheriff Mike Tuttle were also on hand to meet with supporters.

Tuttle said he's of course hoping to win, but that most importantly, "we need to get this country back to what it should be, especially in this state."

Tuttle added that he believes Haynes and other like-minded candidates do the best job of upholding the constitution. He said, "constitutional rights are key in all of this."

For his part, Haynes was excited to keep up the momentum of his campaign which he said has been going "very well."

"We ran this campaign essentially on donations so it's the message that finally Wyoming people want to hear," said Haynes.

He said the goal of the day's event was to keep his campaign morale up and not to break their stride.

After a prayer, two recitations of "The Star Spangled Banner" and The Pledge of Allegiance, supporters shared stories about working with candidates and why those candidates had their support.

Veterans issues, property rights, and constitutional issues were key points brought up during the event.

The primary is Tuesday, August 19th. Haynes faces Incumbent Governor Matt Mead and Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.

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