Nos. 22-8019 and 22-8021.

83 F.4th 1224 (2023)

WYOMING GUN OWNERS, a Wyoming nonprofit corporation, a/k/a WyGO, Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross Appellant, v. Charles GRAY, in his official capacity as Wyoming Secretary of State; Bridget Hill, in her official capacity as Wyoming Attorney General; Kai Schon, individually and in his official capacity as Wyoming Secretary of State Election Division Director; Karen Wheeler, individually and in her official capacity as Wyoming Deputy Secretary of State, Defendants-Appellants/Cross Appellees. Campaign Legal Center, Amicus Curiae.

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.

FILED October 11, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Peters , Senior Assistant Attorney General ( Brandi Monger , Deputy Attorney General; Mackenzie Williams , Senior Assistant Attorney General; and Carl Edelman , former Assistant Attorney General, with him on the briefs) Wyoming Attorney General's Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, for Appellants-Defendants/Cross-Appellees.

Endel Kolde , Institute for Free Speech, Washington, D.C. ( Stephen Klein , Barr & Klein PLLC, Washington, D.C. and Seth "Turtle" Johnson , Slow & Steady Law Off., PLLC, Saratoga, Wyoming, with him on the briefs) for Plaintiff-Appellee/Cross-Appellant.

Tara Malloy and Megan P. McAllen , Campaign Legal Center, Washington, D.C., filed an Amicus Curiae Brief of Campaign Legal Center.

Before HOLMES, Chief Judge, TYMKOVICH, and CARSON, Circuit Judges.

Wyoming Gun Owners is a non-profit gun rights advocacy group that aired a provocative radio ad in the run-up to Wyoming's 2020 primary election. The ad extolled the pro-gun credentials of one candidate while branding the other as out of touch with Wyoming values.

Wyoming has a campaign finance scheme that requires...

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