Oakley Beats Back WyGo And Foe In Riverton By 30 Votes Tuesday

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RIVERTON – Republican Ember Oakley appeared to squeak to a 32-vote victory over Libertarian Bethany Baldes Tuesday in a highly-anticipated House race in Fremont County.

Unofficial results gave Oakley 2,058 votes to Baldes’ 2,026. 

The race saw Oakley, a former deputy prosecutor, aggressively attacked by the Wyoming Gun Owners organization, which successfully targeted several incumbent legislators across the state during the August primary.

The seat had been held for 19 years by Dave Miller of Riverton, who decided to retire.  He had narrowly defeated Baldes two years ago. And in a surprise move, Miller endorsed Baldes in this race. 

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