- Associated Press - Saturday, August 30, 2014

Five things to know about Wyoming’s midterm elections on Nov. 4:

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GOVERNOR: Republican Gov. Matt Mead is seeking a second term against Democrat Pete Gosar. Mead touts his fiscal conservativism and promotion of Wyoming’s coal industry. Gosar criticizes Mead’s opposition to the federal Affordable Care Act. Mead declined to apply for millions of dollars in available federal money under the act to expand Medicaid coverage to some 17,600 working adults. He says he can’t bank on future federal funding, though he has recently discussed the possibility with federal officials.

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SENATE: Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi seeks a fourth term against Democrat Charlie Hardy, a former Roman Catholic priest. Enzi has raised even more campaign cash than usual: just over $3 million to date. Hardy is accepting individual donations but is not fundraising.

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CONGRESS: Republican U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis also seeks - and likely will get - a fourth term in Washington. Her only opponent to date is Richard Grayson of Apache Junction, Arizona, who put his name in as a Democrat with no thought of campaigning.

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STATE SCHOOLS: Voters hope for calm and direction for public schools after Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill’s stormy term. Republican Jillian Balow, a former teacher and Education Department program leader, faces Democrat Mike Ceballos, a retired telephone company executive.

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REPUBLICAN SWEEP: Democrats fielded no one in the elections for secretary of state, treasurer and auditor. Republicans Ed Murray, incumbent Treasurer Mark Gordon and incumbent Auditor Cynthia Cloud are unopposed.