Litigation, infighting sap the Wyoming GOP’s depleted coffers

Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Frank Eathorne removes his hat for the Pledge of Allegiance in September 2022. (Mike Koshmrl/WyoFile)

By Mike Koshmrl, Wyofile

RIVERTON—Brian Shuck surprised Wyoming Republican Party officials Saturday with an announcement that he would forgive $5,000 of what he was owed in legal fees so that the party could sink more money into candidates.

Committeemen and committeewomen filling the hangar-like Chandelle Event Center outside of the Central Wyoming Regional Airport took to their feet, whooped and applauded upon hearing the party legal counsel’s pledge. They’d just endured two hours of discussion about which candidates should get a slice of the $14,500 the Wyoming GOP would mete out to Republican candidates in the upcoming general election, so Shuck’s fee write-off was a nice bump.

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