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Craig Lyle Thomas (born February 17, 1933) is a two-term Senator from Wyoming. He is a member of the United States Republican Party.

Thomas is considered an expert on agriculture and rural development. He has served in important positions in several state agencies. His most lengthy job was as executive vice president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau from 1965 until 1974. He was also an independent small businessman. In 1984, he was elected to the state legislature, in which he served until 1989.

In 1989, Dick Cheney, who occupied Wyoming's only seat in the United States House of Representatives, resigned from it in order to become U.S. Secretary of Defense. Thomas became the Republican candidate to replace him in the April 1989 special election, and he won. He was reelected in 1990 and 1992. In 1994 he ran for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Malcolm Wallop and won that election as well. He was reelected in 2000.

2006 re-election campaign[]

Thomas is again up for reelection in November 2006. As of mid-May, there was only one declared opponent, Democrat Dale Groutage. The filing deadline for the primary election was June 2, 2006. Thomas is heavily favored to win in November. [1]

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Some information on this page is taken from Wikipedia's Craig Thomas page.