Hillary Clinton is starting to secure support in the Cowboy State.
The Clinton campaign announced Friday that Wyoming’s four Democratic National Committee members — Ana Cuprill, Mike Gierau, Mary Hales, and Bruce Palmer — have pledged their support for the former secretary of state’s presidential campaign.
“This is just how they each as individuals have chosen to cast their support in the primaries,” said Aimee Van Cleave, executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party. “It could have just as easily been them backing Bernie Sanders or Martin O’Malley.”
The hotly contested Iowa caucus will be held Monday. Come July, the same four National Committee members will be superdelegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
“The four of them do not by any means represent a majority, nor do they reflect the official stance of the Wyoming Democratic party,” Van Cleave said.
Wyoming’s county caucuses and conventions are set for April 9, when registered Democrats in each county will choose their delegates for the state convention. They’ll then head to Cheyenne for the state convention May 28, where they’ll formally select Wyoming’s 18 delegates for the national convention.
There wasn’t much competition for one of the DNC member’s support. Cuprill, who is also the state chair of the Wyoming Democratic Party, said Sanders’ campaign never reached out to her about supporting the senator from Vermont.
And about Clinton, Cuprill said: “I believe she’s the best candidate with the best resume that can win.”