Bill Sniffin: Tom Lacock Wins As Best Wyoming Election Guesser

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By Bill Sniffin, publisher emeritus

Tom Lacock of Cheyenne, was one of three contestants who just had one race wrong in Tuesday’s Wyoming primary in the contest conducted by Cowboy State Daily to see who is the best. Lacock’s day job is with AARP where he handles communications and state advocacy.

Lacock just missed the Drew Perkins-Bob Ide State Senate Race in Casper. He won the tie breaker by guessing the total vote would be 180,000. The actual number was unofficially 171,000.

Lacock was tied with Jen Kocher of the CSD staff (who lives in Gillette) and Lynette Brain also of Cheyenne.

Jen guessed 110,000 votes and Brain guessed 130,000 votes in the tie-breaker. Jen missed the Gray-Nethercott race (she picked Tara) while Brain just missed the State Supt. of Public Instruction race, where she picked Brian Schroeder to win over the ultimate winner Megan Degenfelder.

Thanks to all who participated and we will be getting together with Lacock soon to see which of the Bill Sniffin coffee table books he wants as his prize.

Some of the high-level guessers who did not do as well as these three folks included former Senate President Eli Bebout of Riverton, former State Rep. Pete Illoway of Cheyenne, environmental lobbyist Steff Kessler of Lander,  and Political Activist John Brown of Lander plus all the other staff members of CSD who entered, including the publisher emeritus.

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