Wilford Brimley Endorses in Wyoming Gubernatorial Race

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Wilford Brimley has offered his endorsement in the Wyoming gubernatorial election. Yes, that Wilford Brimley. He cut a 60-second radio ad for state Auditor Rita Meyer, which you can listen to in .mp3 format here: Wilford Brimley radio ad.mp3


"Hi, I'm Wilford Brimley. My wife and I met with Rita Meyer in our home, and after a very pleasant visit, we decided to support her," Brimley says in the ad. "Asked her some very tough questions about how she feels about the preservation of states' rights and the reduction of federal government."

Brimley continues: "She assured me she'd do the utmost to keep the federal government out of our business and out of our wallets. We here in Wyoming can and will take care of our own. It's my belief we must all support and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

NBC's Pete Williams reported on the endorsement earlier today, noting that Brimley endorsed John McCain in 2008.

It's tough to say what Brimley is best known for, but the answer is probably generationally dependent. He was in Cocoon, but the kids know him from Liberty Medical ads:



If you search "Wilford Brimley" on YouTube, you'll see he has quite a cult following, aided and abetted by mentions on The Colbert Report.


Meyer leads a seven-way Republican primary, which will be held August 17.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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