CASPER, Wyo. — From Common Core educational standards to militias, the Wyoming GOP gubernatorial candidates made plenty of claims during Monday night’s debate at Central Wyoming College.
The Casper Star-Tribune looked into those claims, which required reaching out to the candidates — Gov. Matt Mead, Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and Cheyenne rancher, business owner and retired physician Taylor Haynes — and consulting outside sources.
Wyoming PBS hosted Monday’s debate — the final of three before the Aug. 19 primary. The GOP victor faces Democratic candidate Pete Gosar in the Nov. 4 general election.
Mead on Hill’s alleged initial lack of resistance to Common Core educational standards: “When the superintendent signed the ETS $10 million contract, it was tied to Common Core standards. I thought at the time she was on board with it.