Friends convince Lummis to seek senate seat

Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis, center, says friends convinced her to run. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Ten Republicans have filed for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair recently had a chance to interview one of them. Here’s her story.

Cynthis Lummis credits friends with convincing her to run for the seat that’s been vacated by the retirement of Wyoming’s U.S. Senator Mike Enzi.

I visited with Lummis at the recent Sheridan County Republican Women’s luncheon, where she was meeting and greeting others attending the event.

Lummis said in spite of limits imposed by the coronavirus this year, this is the most fun campaign she’s ever done. She said she’s been able to reconnect with a lot of old friends around the state.

Attendees at the Republican Women’s luncheon. (Photo by Pat Blair)

She came to Sheridan specifically for the Republican Women’s luncheon, and followed the day here with a day in Buffalo and Kaycee where she was hoping to get her first trip to Outlaw Cave in Johnson County’s Hole-in-the-Wall country.

Lummis said the luncheon was the first large event she’d been to since the state shut down because of COVID-19. Since early March, she said, she’d been campaigning on Zoom and by emails and the phone.

Lummis is no stranger to Washington D.C., having spent eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before that, she was state treasurer for eight years and spent 14 years in Wyoming’s Legislature.

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