Lummis Hopes to Create Washington “Dream Team”
Written by wendycorr on July 12, 2019
Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says she is hoping to become part of what she calls a “dream team” in Washington, in announcing her run for the United States Senate.
Lummis is the first major Republican to announce her candidacy for the position being vacated by Republican Mike Enzi. Several other candidates are also considering runs, notably Representative Liz Cheney, the state’s current House member, along with Republican donor Foster Friess and businessman Bob Grady.
Lummis said she told Cheney of her decision ahead of Thursday’s announcement, and suggested that Cheney staying in the House may be best for Wyoming. During a conference call with reporters yesterday, Lummis pointed out that if Cheney stays in the House, Wyoming has the opportunity to have what she calls a “dream team” in Washington.
She said she is running on a pro-Trump agenda of building a U.S.-Mexico border wall, reforming the nation’s immigration system and confirming conservative judges.
Lummis was elected to Congress in 2008 and served four terms before deciding not to run again in 2016. She’s also a former state legislator and a two-term state treasurer.