R.C.: A Rock and a Rockstar! #campaignchronicles

I didn't go to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last year However, my friend R.C. Johnson, the chair of the Natrona County Democratic Party, was there and she was even at a meeting of Mormon Democrats (see this article in the Daily Beast which features Grant Hardy). R.C. is not a Mormon, but she was fighting for me and Wyoming. Notice her LDS button!  R.C. Johnson, above, from Casper, Wyo., while not a member of the LDS Church, came to the meeting of LDS Democrats to … [Read more...]

County Chairs are My Heroes: Sheridan’s Hollis Hackman #campaignchronicles

Me (left) and Hollis (center) listen to a question from a meet and greet guest.

The lifesavers for my campaign, and for me and my family during the campaign, were the county chairs of the local county Democratic parties.One such hero was Hollis Hackman, the County Chair of the Sheridan County Democratic Party.Hollis reached out to me early in the campaign. He arranged for me to participate in the Sheridan WYO Rodeo Parade. When I told him that I was struggling to raise money, he arranged to host a meet and greet fundraiser at his house the night before the … [Read more...]

“Have you donated money or time to the Morman church?” #campaignchronicles

LDS Tabernacle in Afton, WY.

I will write a number of posts about anti-Mormon sentiment from the left and other Democrats that I experienced while on the campaign trail. (I will be writing about anti-Democrat sentiment from conservative Mormons as well).During my Congressional campaign I sent out fundraising emails on a regular basis. Here is a response I got to a message I sent out last June: Dear Chris -- Thanks for including me on your emailing list. Before making decisions regarding your candidacy, I need answers … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Shem!

Shem (sporting the Orioles hat he got for his b-day) and Chris

Shem Foster Henrichsen was born 11 years ago today in Syracuse, NY.Shem is a unique kid. He likes it that way. He wears an Obama t-shirt to school to show his pride. He knows few others like Obama at his school. This fact only encourages him. It is the same reason he wore University of Utah clothes to the University of Wyoming football camp (though he ended the day in tears).He loves baseball, football, and his family.Shem is a big guy. He is big and strong. He is my gentle … [Read more...]

Meeting the Wyoming Democratic Party. #campaignchronicles

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When I first met with the Wyoming Democratic Party, we initially talked about me running for the state legislature.In 2011, I had spoken with the executive director of the state party about running. I never heard back from him. By the time 2012 rolled around, he was no longer with the party.I had met Lela Graham, the state party's new field director, that winter at a Natrona County Democratic Party bash at the Casper YMCA. My son even brought his best friend. It felt like missionary work … [Read more...]

ICYMI: Why did I run? #campaignchronicles

NOTE: This is the first installment in a series on my campaign for Congress. See the introduction to the series here.Why run?I asked myself this question before, during, and since the campaign.You have to be a little crazy.Maybe "crazy" is strong. But you do have to be a little bit crazy to run for office. There is much to be lost and a very small chance of gain. Yep, I am just crazy enough.I was comfortable putting myself out there. As a teacher and a blogger, I had always been an … [Read more...]

Why did I run? #campaignchronicles

The 2012 Goshen County Fair

NOTE: This is the first installment in a series on my campaign for Congress. See the introduction to the series here.Why run?I asked myself this question before, during, and since the campaign.You have to be a little crazy.Maybe "crazy" is strong. But you do have to be a little bit crazy to run for office. There is much to be lost and a very small chance of gain. Yep, I am just crazy enough.I was comfortable putting myself out there. As a teacher and a blogger, I had always been an … [Read more...]


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