(The following was originally published in Wyoming Public Media.)
The State of Wyoming will not oppose third party candidates raising money during the primary season.
Current state law says those candidates cannot raise money until after the primary.
That law was challenged in federal court last month by Jennifer Young, Secretary of State Candidate for the Constitution party.
“Freeing up and putting the candidates on an equal playing field–and contributors as well–I think will really open up the electoral process,” says Stein Klein, staff attorney for Wyoming Liberty, the group that represented Young. “It certainly goes a long way to breaking the legal monopolies the major parties hold here in Wyoming.
Wyoming primaries will take place August 19.