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Mead wins the GOP primary for Wyoming governor

Published On: Aug 20 2014 01:07:51 PM CDT
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Matt Mead is seen in this 2013 photo.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -

Gov. Matt Mead has won the Republican primary election for Wyoming governor, beating two other GOP candidates as he seeks re-election in November.

Mead, a former federal prosecutor, was elected governor in 2010. During his term, statewide unemployment has dropped to about 4 percent. Mead also has presided over an increase in Wyoming's savings and enticed high-tech companies to expand in the state.

Mead defeated Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and Cheyenne doctor Taylor Haynes in Tuesday's vote.

Mead will face Pete Gosar, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary, in November.

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