Laramie, Wy – Wyoming U-S Senate candidates Craig Thomas
and Dale Groutage clashed over experience and leadership Sunday during the last of their three scheduled debates.
Thomas made several references to the lack of political experience of Democratic challenger Dale Groutage, of Lander.
Groutage is a 66-year-old retired government engineer who is making his first run for public office.
Groutage argued that Thomas had shown a lack of leadership over his 12 years in the Senate by failing to land federally funded coal plants in Wyoming.
Groutage says Wyoming needs a senator who doesn't represent special interests.
Thomas says the state has benefited from his leadership, and he considers the people of Wyoming his special interest.