Lawmakers weigh in on political extremism

CHEYENNE — When former Wyoming lawmaker Rodger McDaniel wrote the story of former U.S. Sen. Lester Hunt’s death, it was a story that hadn’t been told before.

The story is one of suicide, blackmail and how divisive politics permanently changed the lives of a Wyoming politician’s family.

“When I wrote the book ‘Dying for Joe McCarthy’s Sins,’ very few people knew (the story),” McDaniel told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. “They were shocked to learn that there was a time in Wyoming history when politics was so divisive that it resulted in a suicide of a very popular Wyoming politician.”

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