CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell of Rock Springs says he is switching from the Republican Party ticket to the Constitution Party.
Rammell's move makes it easier for him to get on the general election ballot in November by avoiding a crowded GOP primary contest that now has six Republican candidates.
The Wyoming Constitution Party holds its convention this weekend in Lusk.
Rammell tells the Casper Star-Tribune that he believes that moderate voters will carry state Treasurer Mark Gordon to victory in the Republican primary but that more conservative voters will abandon Gordon in the general election. Mary Throne is seeking the Democratic nomination.
Rammell has previously run for statewide office in both Wyoming and Idaho where he used to live.