Skip to comments.Cynthia Lummis announces she will run for Congress
Posted on 01/03/2008 3:14:48 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Former Wyoming State Treasurer Cynthia Lummis announced today (Wednesday) that she will seek election to Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The 53-year-old Lummis ended her second term as state treasurer early last year. She's also served seven terms in the Wyoming Legislature and served two years as chief counsel to former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer.
Lummis is running for the seat that will be vacated by Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyo., who recently announced that she won't seek re-election this year.
Lummis was among three finalists the Wyoming Republican Party submitted to Gov. Dave Freudenthal for his consideration as a replacement for former Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., who died in June. Freudenthal selected Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who also must run this year to retain the seat.
Other candidates who have announced they will seek the Republican nomination for the congressional seat. They include State Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, a Cheyenne Republican, and retired naval officer Bill Winney of Sublette County.
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So far, Lummis is the best candidate running. She seems most deserving of conservative support.
We defintely need a greater number of conservative women in Congress, and if Lummis was deemed to be too conservative by RAT Gov. Freudenthal to name to the Senate then she’s alright by me.
Lummis is a proven vote-getter statewide, so she’ll have no problems as the nominee. I do wonder if she may serve only a single term if she decides to run for Governor in 2010.
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