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GOP grapples with write-ins

CASPER — After learning of a write-in effort to oust Republican nominee Sen. Ogden Driskill, the Campbell County GOP expressed frustration at Republican candidates “re-inventing themselves” to run in the general election.

Following the primaries, supporters of Roger Connett, who lost by 442 votes to Driskill in the primary race for Senate District 1, started a grassroots write-in campaign called “Roger is Right” to challenge Driskill in the general election.

Driskill, R-Devils Tower, is the Senate’s Majority Floor Leader and has been in the Legislature since 2011. This was Connett’s first year...