CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has announced her bid for a third term as Wyoming's lone member of the U.S. House. The Republican made the announcement Monday afternoon at the base of the steps in front of the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
Lummis was first elected to the House in 2008. She easily won re-election in 2010, defeating Democrat David Wendt with more than 70 percent of the vote. So far, two candidates have announced plans to challenge Lummis this year. Casper College political science instructor Chris Henrichsen is running as a Democrat, and former Roman Catholic priest Charlie Hardy announced he will run as an independent.
Lummis says there needs to be fundamental changes in how the nation is governed, especially when it comes to addressing the huge federal debt.