Lummis wins U. S. Senate seat

Cynthia Lummis has defeated Merav Ben-David to win the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retirement of Mike Enzi.

In an earlier interview with Sheridan Media, Lummis, whose political service includes eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives, talked about why she decided to run for the Senate.

In addition to the federal posts, Lummis has served in Wyoming’s state Legislature and as state treasurer.

The Associated Press reportedly called the Senate race in favor of the Republican candidate at 9:01 p.m. Eastern Time.

In the August primary elections, Lummis beat nine other Republicans to win the Republican spot on the ballot.

At the time the race was called in her favor, only 2 percent of the estimated vote total had been counted, but Lummis was running ahead of Democrat Ben-David by over 4,000 votes and was carrying Sheridan County.

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