Wyoming State Senator Dr. John Barrasso was appointed Friday to temporarily fill the seat of the late Senator Craig Thomas who passed away earlier this month.
Barrasso is expected to be sworn in today and begin serving immediately. This temporary appointment, which will last until a special election in November 2008, is critical to the moderate majority. Important issues, such as stem cell research, hang in the balance and Barrasso's vote could make the difference in overriding President Bush's veto. Senator Barrasso needs to hear from the real Republican majority that his support for this potentially life-saving research is vital.