Erik Prince Considering Senate Run
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 9, 2017
Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso.
According to the Associated Press, a person familiar with Prince’s thinking says he was in Wyoming this weekend to discuss a possible Senate campaign with family members. The source spoke anonymously, but told a reporter that Prince has been encouraged to run by Steve Bannon, a former top strategist to President Donald Trump.
The Prince family owns property near Wapiti. Prince’s sister, Betsy DeVos, was named Secretary of Education by President Donald Trump early this year. Prince’s company, Security contractor Blackwater, came under scrutiny after its guards were involved in the shooting deaths of 14 civilians in Baghdad in 2007.