A Republican challenger defeated one of the top Democrats in the Wyoming Legislature by the narrowest of margins Tuesday.
Jared Olsen edged ahead of Democratic incumbent Rep. Mary Throne in House District 11, with 1549 votes for 51 percent of the vote. Throne received 1486 votes for 49 percent of the vote.
Olsen’s effort to unseat incumbent Throne was among the most-watched races in the state. The campaigns and their supporters spent substantial sums of money, and both candidates have been critical of negative campaign ads directed at them.
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