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WyoRINO 2022

Now that Wyoming’s election season is in full swing, it is imperative that Wyoming voters are aware of their elected legislators’ voting records.

The Budget Session wrapped up just a short time ago and we finished wading through 155 house bills, 8 house joint resolutions, 114 senate files and 2 senate joint resolutions. As anticipated at the start of 2022, Wyoming’s legislature continued to prove the obvious – that Wyoming is certainly not the red state that media and leftists purport it to be. Rather, our citizen legislature is packed with a majority of elected officials who falsely claim to be Republicans.

Before we get into the weeds, we would like to remind you that WyoRINO is in no way affiliated with the Wyoming Republican Party. Rather, our mission remains intent on exposing elected state policy-makers who ran as Republicans but failed to adhere to Wyoming Republican values, resolutions and platform.

There were numerous bills that we would love to have included in our WyoRINO scorecard such as SF 62 Civics Transparency, SF 108 Social Credit Scores, SF 01 Amendment 3009 Gender Studies, HB 27 Visitation Rights, HB 132 Statutory Federal Review plus many more. However, we tried to keep our focus on bills that would impact our state’s fiscal position and bills that the Wyoming Republican Party made known were of high priority. Several of those bills met their demise after successfully passing through one house only to be conveniently stuffed in the drawer by either the House Speaker, Senate President or committee chair, never see the light of day again.

For those of you who question our 10 bill scoring limit, we have actually graded far more than those listed but every time we arrive at the same results…a RINO is a RINO whether 10 bills are graded or 30+ bills are graded.

One of the most concerning issues involves the ongoing trend of Democrats running on the Republican ticket. It isn’t any secret that the enemy from within has been savvy to this for many years – leftists successfully being elected by the unwitting, uninformed and uninvolved citizenry in Wyoming. And it hasn’t been hard to accomplish this, thanks to the help of propaganda machines (Casper Star-Tribune, WyoFile and the like).

This is why it is so vitally important that you and other true Republicans get the word out to help inform and educate the electorate. Just because the ballot has an “R” by the candidate’s name does not in any way mean the candidate will adhere to and defend limited, constitutional government. As Thomas Jefferson once so wisely stated, “Those who expect to be both ignorant and free, expect what never was and never will be.”
The war within our nation’s boundaries is every bit as real as those across the ocean. These truly are perilous times we live in and if we are not willing to do the hard work of vetting the candidates (at all levels) who are running this year, we may potentially live to see the demise of our Republic. Yes, it is that serious.

We have certainly witnessed a rapid decline of our nation over the past two years. If one were to ask Americans today what type of government we have, they would most likely answer “a democracy.” Many do not understand that we are a constitutional Republic, a nation where “Rule of Law” is our system of government and supreme power lies with our citizens who are represented by elected officials.

If you are passionate about restoring constitutional Republican legislation back to the state House and Senate of Wyoming, be sure to know which legislators have been true to our Republic. We can send a message to RINO legislators at the election booth this year – “stay true or stay gone”.

Thank you for your continued support,

Ride for the Brand, Wyoming

 

 

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 but only to be disappointed?

Don’t feel bad – so have we.

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 WyoRINO.com was created – to expose liberal Wyoming Republicans who violate our Wyoming Republican values.

 

WyoRINO Voting Index Summary 2022

2022 RED = RINO

Albany
Sen. Furphy (SD10) – 30%
Sen. Hicks (SD11) – 50%
Rep. Andrew (HD46) – 80%
Rep. Paxton (HD47) – 20%

Big Horn
Sen Cooper (SD20) – 40%
Sen. Kost (SD19) – 10%
Rep. Flitner (HD26) – 0%
Rep. Greear (HD27) – 20%
Rep. Winter (HD28) – 100%

Campbell
Sen. Driskill (SD1) – 50%
Sen. McKeown (SD24) – 100%
Sen. Wasserburger (SD23) – 20%
Rep. Barlow (HD3) – 10%
Rep. Bear (HD31) – 100%
Rep. Fortner (HD52) – 100%
Rep. Hallinan (HD32) – 70%
Rep. Knapp (HD53) – 100%

Carbon
Sen. Hicks (SD11) – 50%
Rep. Burkhart (HD15) – 30%
Rep. Paxton (HD47) – 20%

Converse
Sen. Boner (SD2) – 90%
Rep. Barlow (HD3) – 10%
Rep. Clausen (HD6) – 60%
Rep. Haroldson (HD4) – 100%

Crook
Sen. Driskill (SD1) – 50%
Rep. Neiman (HD1) – 90%

Fremont
Sen. Case (SD25) – 30%
Sen. Cooper (SD20) – 40%
Sen. Salazar (SD26) – 100%
Rep. Larsen (HD54) – 20%
Rep. Oakley (HD55) – 40%
Rep. Ottman (HD34) -90%
Rep. Winter (HD28) – 100%

Goshen
Sen. Bouchard (SD6) – 100%
Sen. Steinmetz (SD3) – 80%
Rep. Duncan (HD5) – 20%
Rep. Eklund (HD10) – 40%
Rep. Williams (HD2) – 60%

Hot Springs
Sen. Cooper (SD20) – 40%
Rep. Winter (HD28) – 100%

Johnson
Sen. Kinskey (SD22) – 50%
Rep. Crago (HD40) – 60%

Laramie
Sen. Bouchard (SD6) – 100%
Sen. Ellis (SD8) – 44%
Sen. Hutchings (SD5) – 89%
Sen. Nethercott (SD4) – 40%
Sen. Pappas (SD7) – 11%
Rep. Blackburn (HD42) – 86%
Rep. Brown (HD9) – 29%
Rep. Eklund (HD10) – 40%
Rep. Henderson (HD41) – 30%
Rep. Nicholas (HD8) – 0%
Rep. Olsen (HD11) – 20%
Rep. Romero-Martinez (HD44)– 30%
Rep. Styvar (HD12) -100%
Rep. Wilson (HD7) – 50%
Rep. Zwonitzer (HD43) – 40%

Lincoln
Sen. Baldwin (SD14) -10%
Sen. Dockstader (SD16) – 60%
Rep. Heiner (HD18) – 70%
Rep. Simpson (HD21) – 60%

Natrona
Sen. Anderson (SD28) – 22%
Sen. Landen (SD27) – 10%
Sen. Perkins (SD29) – 10%
Sen. Scott (SD30) – 40%
Rep. Gray (HD57) – 100%
Rep. Harshman (HD37) – 0%
Rep. MacGuire (HD35) – 20%
Rep. Obermueller (HD56) – 10%
Rep. O’Hearn (HD59) – 67%
Rep. Sweeney (HD58) – 10%
Rep. Walters (HD38) – 20%
Rep. Washut (HD36) -70%

Niobrara
Sen. Steinmetz (SD3) – 80%
Rep. Williams (HD2) – 60%

Park
Sen. Cooper (SD20) – 40%
Sen. French (SD18) – 100%
Sen. Kost (SD19) – 10%
Rep. Flitner (HD26) – 0%
Rep. Laursen (HD25) – 80%
Rep. Newsome (HD24) – 30%
Rep. R-Williams (HD50) – 90%
Rep. Winter (HD28) -100%

Platte
Sen. Boner (SD2) – 90%
Sen. Steinmetz (SD3) – 80%
Rep. Duncan (HD5) – 20%
Rep. Haroldson (HD4) – 100%

Sheridan
Sen. Biteman (SD21) – 100%
Sen. Kinskey (SD22) – 50%
Rep. Crago (HD40) – 60%
Rep. Jennings (HD30) – 100%
Rep. Kinner (HD29) – 10%
Rep. Western (HD51) – 40%

Sublette
Sen. Baldwin (SD14) – 10%
Sen. Dockstader (SD16) – 60%
Rep. Sommers (HD20) – 20%

Sweetwater
Sen. Baldwin (SD14) – 10%
Sen. Hicks (SD11) – 50%
Sen. James (SD13) – 100%
Sen. Kolb (SD12) – 90%
Rep. Baker (HD60) – 90%
Rep. Heiner (HD18) – 70%
Rep. Paxton (HD47) – 20%
Rep. Stith (HD48) – 10%

Teton
Sen. Dockstader (SD16) – 60%

Uinta
Sen. Baldwin (SD14) – 10%
Sen. Schuler (SD15) – 20%
Rep. Eyre (HD19) – 10%
Rep. Heiner (HD18) – 70%
Rep. Wharff (HD49) – 78%

Washakie
Sen. Cooper (SD20) – 40%
Rep. Greear (HD27) – 20%

Weston
Sen. Driskill (SD1) – 50%
Rep. Williams (HD2) – 60%

 

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

WyoRINO 2022 Summary PDF File

2022 Senate and House Scorecards

 

* DISCLAIMER:  Ride for the Brand, Wyoming is not affiliated with any other person, organization, political party or publication and does not speak for anyone but itself.  The views and opinions expressed herein are those of Ride for the Brand, Wyoming only, and do not represent the view, opinion, official policy or position of any other person, organization, political party or publication whatsoever with which its members have been, are now, or will be affiliated with in the future.

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 ran 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 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 each 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 WyoRINO Voting 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.