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Despite threats, lawmaker will run

CASPER — Rep. Landon Brown had two press releases on his computer: one that announced he was bowing out of the Wyoming Legislature and one that said he was running for reelection. He sent the latter one Friday, but only after weeks of mulling over the pros and cons of what being a state lawmaker in Wyoming entails these days.

Increasing incivility in the statehouse gave Brown second thoughts about running again.

In Brown’s view, that incivility steadily increased after former President Donald Trump took office, but really accelerated with the onset of COVID-19.

Brown, a moderate Cheyenne Repub...

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