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Wyoming Republican Party

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Republican Party suspended party secretary Charles Curley on Wednesday following an alleged altercation between Curley and party executive director Kristi Wallin late last month, according to a party press release. Cheyenne police said they are investigating an alleged assault in relation to the incident.

The party’s executive committee met Wednesday and voted to suspend Curley’s “duties, powers and responsibilities” and also voted to direct Chairman W. Frank Eathorne to convene a meeting of the State Central Committee to remove Curley as secretary.

Party bylaws require 10 days notice before holding a central committee meeting and the date has yet to be set.

“It is the goal of the Wyoming Republican Party to resolve this matter expeditiously with all due respect and dignity to it’s many members and the public,” the press release stated.

It remains unclear what took place between Curley and Wallin, with Eathorne saying earlier this week that libel laws prevented him from disclosing any details. Cheyenne police said that they cannot release information about the incident until the investigation is closed, but Public Information Officer Kevin Malatesta said that it took place at a Republican party dinner on Feb. 23 and involved an allegation of assault.

Arno Rosenfeld covers state politics.

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