President Trump endorses Cynthia Lummis for US Senate

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he endorses Cynthia Lummis in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Wyoming.

Lummis, who served as Wyoming’s only U.S. House member from 2009 to 2017, is the front-runner in a 10-candidate race for the Republican nomination, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.

She is seeking the seat vacated with the retirement of U.S. Sen Mike Enzi.

Trump posted on Twitter Thursday that Lummis “is a friend of mine and a great woman,” and “has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Lummis is a supporter of Trump, but in 2016 said she would be “holding her nose” to vote for him for president.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of President Trump,” Lummis said in a statement released shortly after Trump posted the endorsement on Thursday. “Right now, it is more important than ever that we follow President Trump’s lead and put America First!”

Lummis has also been endorsed by Enzi and the state’s other U.S. Senator, John Barrasso.

Wyoming’s primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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