November 8, 2006 Update:
As the Crystal Ball predicted, Rep. Barbara Cubin (R)
November 6, 2006 Update:
Rep. Barbara Cubin (R) will win reelection over Gary Trauner (D). If it were not for the fact her opponent can be easily mocked as a transplanted New Yorker, Cubin would likely be staring down tougher odds of winning another term in Congress. As it is, a recent episode in which she threatened to slap a disabled third party candidate after a debate reinforced many voters’ concerns that she’s not the most respectful person the state could possibly send to Congress. She has had bigger problems shoring up her base every year, and her latest antics will likely cost her a few precious votes she badly needs. That Vice President Cheney stumped for Cubin in his old House seat this weekend speaks to the seat’s evident toss-up status, but this is Wyoming after all, and we’ll predict Cubin will barely eke out a win.
Barbara Cubin (I) – Republican – Total Raised: $1,046,089.09 Total Spent: $788,915.90
Barbara Cubin (I) – Republican – Third Quarter Raised: $284,891.44 | Cash on Hand: $324,999.57
Gary Trauner – Democrat – Third Quarter Raised: $256,932.71 | Cash on Hand: $333,031.76
Gary Trauner – Democrat – Total Raised: $782,685.87| Total Spent: $603,103.80