Wyoming Governor Beats Tea Party-Backed Opponent

August 20, 2014 AT 11:00 AM

Gov. Matt Mead beat back two challengers to claim victory in the Wyoming Republican primary election Tuesday.

Mead, 52, defeated spirited challenges from Dr. Taylor Haynes and Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill to win the nomination. He now heads into the general election facing Democrat Pete Gosar.

Mead said Tuesday he had an advantage over his two Republican challengers in being able to point to his performance over the last four years.

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