Wyoming Republican Senator Craig Thomas has died. My sincere condolences to the people who cared about him.
I’m not going to pretend I was one of them, so right to the information about his replacement: “The vacancy caused by his death will be chosen by Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, a Democrat. However, the seat will not switch parties because, under state law, Freudenthal is required to pick a new senator from a list of three candidates submitted by the GOP state central committee.”
Those names have not yet been submitted, although I’m quite certain we can prepare ourselves to be unthrilled with whatever collection of miscreants is dredged up from GOP HQ in Dick Cheney’s home state.