Slap-happy in Wyoming


Wyoming’s single House seat, held by Republicans since 1979, has come within reach of a Democrats’ grasp. The latest poll finds seven-term incumbent Rep. Barbara Cubin leading by only four points – in part, it seems, because after a recent debate she told a wheelchair-bound third-party candidate, “If you weren’t sitting in that chair, I’d slap you across the face”. Now that’s compassionate conservatism.

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