By Elsa Partan
Laramie, WY – Gillette attorney Nick Carter has announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate Seat currently held by John Barrasso.
The 44-year-old Democrat says the national Republican Party has been taking Wyoming voters for granted.
Carter says more competition in the congressional races can only be good for the state.
"Wyoming needs to matter in Washington. I think it takes a firm advocate to get back there and get after it for Wyoming and get a seat at that table because it's going to be very critical," Carter said.
Carter says the most pressing issue is how to get clean coal technology into the nation's future energy policy.