By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
State Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne easily turned back what was anticipated to be a strong challenge from Democrat Brittany Wallesch, on Tuesday to win election to his second Senate term.
According to unofficial returns, Bouchard won 6,707 votes in Tuesday’s election to Wallesch’s 3,702.
Bouchard is the founder of the Wyoming Gun Owners organization which campaigned aggressively for him. He won a difficult Republican primary race in August and it was anticipated the race for the general election would be close as well.
Bouchard, whose district straddles Laramie and Goshen counties, won a majority of votes cast in the race from both counties.