Republican megadonor Foster Friess has told party leaders in Wyoming that he plans to run for governor, according to three people with knowledge of Friess’ plans.
Friess is slated to make an official announcement at the Wyoming Republican Party’s convention Friday afternoon.
Friess said in 2017 that he was interested in running for Senate, possibly even in a primary against Republican Sen. John Barrasso. But a bid for governor would be far more fertile ground for Friess. GOP Gov. Matt Mead is term-limited, and a handful of Republicans are running in an open primary to succeed him in one of the reddest states in the country. Mark Gordon, the state treasurer, is the current frontrunner.
Neither Friess nor a spokesperson responded to requests for comment.
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