Exposing Liberal Republicans


What is a RINO? A Republican in Name Only


Have you, as a loyal Republican, gone to the polls, year after year, voting for candidates with an “R” beside their name, trusting they would legislate and vote like a Republican, only to be disappointed?

Don’t feel bad – so have we.

But the time is long overdue to hold politicians accountable for big government, big regulation, big taxation laws – values that the Republican party does NOT support.

This is the primary reason Know Your WyoRINO.com was created – to expose the liberal Wyoming Republicans who violate our Wyoming Republican values.



WyoRINO.com is an index that is based on the Platform and the Resolutions of the Wyoming Republican Party, which are passed in convention every two years by thousands of elected grass roots Republicans.  This valuable tool scores Wyoming legislators based on their adherence to the timeless Republican values which will always inform and direct our party and country, regardless of current events.  These lofty principles include, but are not limited to, adherence to U.S. Constitution, the defense of life, liberty and property, limited government, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, fiscal responsibility and a free market economy.

If your Wyoming state senator or representative runs on the Republican Party ticket, it is correct and logical to assume that once elected, your legislator will actually vote like a Republican.  Far too often, however, that is not the case.  This is why WyoRINO.com was established – to expose the liberal Wyoming Republicans who hold office.

The percentages which are indicated on the Voting Index reflect the cumulative scores based on ten key votes during the 2019 Wyoming Legislative session.  These particular bills were chosen by Ride for the Brand, Wyoming due to their easily identifiable traits in relation to Republican values. To examine the bills which were rated and their explanation, click on the House and Senate Index tab.

We encourage readers to examine how their own state legislators voted on each of the ten key measures. Ride for the Brand, Wyoming believes that a score below 70% indicates a RINO legislator. In the world of education, anything below 70% is considered a failing grade, and we agree.

We also encourage readers and voters to commend their legislators for their constitutional votes and urge improvement where needed.

WyoRINO Voting Index Summary 2019

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Sen. Larry Hicks – 70%
Sen. Glenn Moniz – 60%
Rep. Dan Furphy – 20%
Rep. Bill Haley – 30%
Rep. Jerry Paxton – 10%

Big Horn

Sen. Wyatt Agar – N/A
Sen. R.J. Kost – 40%
Rep. Jamie Flitner – 40%
Rep. Mike Greear – 50%

Sen. Ogden Driskill – 40%
Sen. M. VonFlatern – 30%
Sen. J. Wasserburger – 40%
Rep. Eric Barlow – 30%
Rep. Scott Clem – 100%
Rep. Roy Edwards – 100%
Rep. Tim Hallinan – 80%
Rep. Bill Pownall – 50%

Sen. Larry Hicks – 70%
Rep. Don Burkhart – 40%
Rep. Jerry Paxton – 10%

Sen. Brian Boner – 90%
Rep. Aaron Clausen – 60%

Sen. Ogden Driskill – 40%
Rep. Tyler Lindholm – 70%


Sen. Wyatt Agar – N/A
Sen. Eli Bebout – 40%
Sen. Cale Case – 30%
Rep. Lloyd Larsen – 40%
Rep. David Miller – 90%
Rep. Tim Salazar – 100%

Sen. Cheri Steinmetz – 90%
Rep. Shelly Duncan – 30%
Rep. Hans Hunt – 80%

Hot Springs
Sen. Wyatt Agar – N/A
Rep. John Winter – 90%

Sen. Dave Kinskey – 70%
Rep. Richard Tass – 70%

Sen. A. Bouchard – 100%
Sen. Affie Ellis – 50%
Sen. Lynn Hutchings – 90%

Sen. Tara Nethercott – 50%
Sen. Stephan Pappas – 50%
Rep. Jim Blackburn – 80%
Rep. Landon Brown – 20%
Rep. John Eklund – 30%
Rep. Bill Henderson – 30%
Rep. Bob Nicholas – 10%
Rep. Jared Olsen – 80%
Rep. Clarence Styvar – 100%
Rep. Sue Wilson – 60%
Rep. Dan Zwonitzer – 20%

Sen. Fred Baldwin – 40%
Sen. Dan Dockstader – 100%
Rep. Tom Crank – 20%
Rep. Evan Simpson – 50%

Sen. James Anderson – 30%
Sen. Bill Landen – 40%
Sen. Drew Perkins – 60%
Sen. Charles Scott – 30%
Rep. Chuck Gray – 100%
Rep. Steve Harshman – 40%
Rep. Bunky Loucks – 80%
Rep. Joe MacGuire – 50%
Rep. J. Obermueller – 40%
Rep. PatrickSweeney – 0%
Rep. Tom Walters – 0%
Rep. Art Washut – 70%

Sen. Cheri Steinmetz – 90%
Rep. Hans Hunt – 80%


Sen. Wyatt Agar – N/A
Sen. Hank Coe – 50%
Sen. R.J. Kost – 40%
Rep. Dan Laursen – 100%
Rep. Sandy Newsome – 10%
Rep. David Northrup – N/A

Sen. Brian Boner – 90%
Sen. Cheri Steinmetz – 90%
Rep. Shelly Duncan – 30%
Rep. Dan Kirkbride – 30%

Sen. Bo Biteman – 90%
Sen. Dave Kinskey – 70%
Rep. Mark Jennings – 90%
Rep. Mark Kinner – 30%
Rep. Richard Tass – 70%
Rep. Cyrus Western – 80%

Sen. Dan Dockstader – 100%
Rep. Albert Sommers – 20%

Sen. Larry Hicks – 70%
Sen. Tom James – 100%
Rep. Tom Crank – 20%
Rep. Jerry Paxton – 10%
Rep. Clark Stith – 20%

Sen. Dan Dockstader – 100%

Sen. Wendy Schuler – 60%
Rep. Danny Eyre – 70%
Rep. G. Piiparinen – 100%

Sen. Wyatt Agar – N/A
Rep. Michael Greear – 50%

Sen. Ogden Driskill – 40%
Rep. Hans Hunt – 80%


*RED highlight indicates a RINO (score below 70%)

*N/A means not assigned; if a legislator cast 5 or fewer votes in this index, a score is not assigned

WyoRINO Voting Index Summary 2019 as PDF

House Vote Index

Senate Vote Index

RINO of the Month Feb 2020

Tom Walters

WyoRINO sends a hearty congratulation to its February recipient of the RINO of the Month Award! Rep. Tom Walters (HD 38 – Natrona) not only received a zero on the WyoRINO Vote Index Scorecard, but also received one of the lowest scores on the highly regarded American Conservative Union Foundation 2019 Scorecard for Wyoming*.

Rep. Walters has consistently voted against conservative Republican principles which would lead one to question – is he really a closet Democrat? We will leave that up to your judgment. If you would like to ask Rep. Tom Walters that question or to explain his ten votes scored on the WyoRINO Index, feel free to contact him at (307) 265-8935 or tom.walters@wyoleg.gov.

* http://acuratings.conservative.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/09/CLA_Wyoming_2019_web.pdf