Former Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced Thursday she is running for the open Senate seat in Wyoming, officially jumping into a potentially crowded Republican primary.
Longtime GOP incumbent Michael B. Enzi announced in May he would not run for re-election. Whoever wins the primary is expected to be the favorite to replace Enzi given the state’s strong Republican lean.
“I’m ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with President [Donald] Trump to ensure conservative voices are heard loud and clear and to deliver real results for Wyoming people,” Lummis said in a statement.
Lummis filed to run for Senate in June, but made her campaign official with her Thursday announcement. She has worked on her family’s ranch since deciding not to run for a fifth term to the House in 2016. She said Thursday that she “can’t in good conscience watch from the sidelines as our way of life is threatened by liberal ideologues in D.C.”
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