Candidate number two is Wyoming businessman Foster Friess:
"Abbott is a born leader – an all-American and first-class Texan in every respect. Not only does he advocate conservative and traditional values, but he’s got the courage, intellect and perseverance to back his positions. He’s a man of deep faith and genuine integrity, and he devotedly loves his family. He’s a true patriot, who will continue to be a herald for the message of America’s founders and our Constitution."
"[T]here’s Foster Friess, who is running for governor of Wyoming. This rugged American cowboy and patriot has built his life in business and philanthropy on hard work and determination. It was not enough for Friess to make millions of dollars, enjoy the fruits of his labor and ride off into the sunset. He wanted to invest it back into people and his state, and that’s exactly what he’s done and will continue to do."
"Ron has good old-fashioned blue-collar roots as a native Floridian. He worked his way through his undergraduate and graduate studies, achieving honors as a graduate from both Yale University and Harvard Law School.
"He also valiantly served his country. As his bio documents, “While studying at Harvard he earned a commission as a JAG officer in the United States Navy. During his naval service, he deployed to Iraq during the 2007 troop surge as an advisor to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Iraq and also served at the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (meritorious service), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander in the reserve component of the United States Navy.”