CPAC says Wyoming state legislature voted less conservatively than last session
Notably, the state Senate, which has 28 Republicans and 2 Democrats, even had one Democrat vote more conservatively than a Republican.
The Wyoming House and Senate voted less conservatively during the 2022 session than the previous year, according to an analysis from the Conservative Political Action Conference Foundation's Center for Legislative Accountability.
State House Republicans voted for the conservative position an average of 59% of the time compared to 72% during the last session, CPAC said Wednesday.
The state Senate was slightly better than the House, with senators voting conservatively 73% of the time during the 2022 session, per the report.
Notably, the state Senate, which has 28 Republicans and 2 Democrats, even had one Democrat vote more conservatively than a Republican. Democratic Sen. Mike Gierau voted conservatively 41% of the time compared to GOP Sen. Cale Case, who voted conservatively 35% of the time.
"Wyoming has one of the largest supermajority Republican legislatures in the Country, but fails to deliver on conservative policies," CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp said. "When it came to issues like closing the primaries to prevent Democrats from picking Republican nominees, banning racist indoctrination in the classroom, and providing parents the ability to pick the best educational opportunities for their kids, Wyoming Republicans failed to deliver."