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Brian4Liberty
09-28-2019, 11:50 AM
This thread is intended to be a collection point of the strong pros and cons of any potential liberty candidate / campaign that is being discussed / promoted on the forum. You are welcome to post both positive and not-so-positive attributes about the candidate as they related to their position on supporting liberty as well as issues relating to their campaign. The most important information may be aggregated in this top post for easy reference.

Candidate Name: Cynthia Lummis
Office Sought: U.S. Senate, Wyoming
Prior Office: US House of Representatives, Wyoming
Website: https://lummisforwyoming.com/

Social Media:
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LummisforWyoming)
Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/cynthiamlummis)
YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHUgylNGQo407Ij02pvb-UQ)

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Race Profile: Competition & Demographics
State: Wyoming
District: N/A
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Other Primary Candidates: Liz Cheney.
Non-Incumbent Candidates from Other Parties:
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Possible deal breakers: none

Endorsements: Rand Paul (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?539453-Bad-blood-Rand-Paul-moves-to-thwart-a-Liz-Cheney-Senate-run).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDoJNzPVd2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDoJNzPVd2s

Brian4Liberty
09-28-2019, 12:17 PM
First elected to the U.S. House in 2008, Cynthia quickly earned her reputation as a no-nonsense conservative and principled policymaker. She committed to the ‘No New Tax Pledge’ and garnered an ‘A+’ rating from the National Rifle Association and a 100% voting record with Right to Life. Her pro-Wyoming voting record earned her recognition as the legislator who opposed President Obama’s radical liberal agenda more often than any other federal elected official.

Cynthia was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, a group consisting of the most unflinching conservative Members of the House of Representatives. She fought throughout her tenure in Congress to rein in spending and reduce the federal deficit, working with the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and ultimately co-sponsoring several bipartisan budget proposals.

https://lummisforwyoming.com/meet-cynthia/

Warlord
09-28-2019, 01:08 PM
Thanks for starting this thread Brian.

Lummis does quite well on the FreedomWorks scorecard:

http://congress.freedomworks.org/legislators/cynthia-m-lummis-0

Brian4Liberty
10-10-2019, 03:54 PM
The A-rated winners in open seat elections are: Tom McClintock (R-CA) (this race is still subject to change), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Bill Posey (R-FL), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Debbie Halvorson (D-IL), Aaron Schock (R-IL), Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Christopher Lee (R-NY), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY).
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https://gunowners.org/a110508/

Cynthia Lummis was previously rated A by the Gun Owners of America.

Anti Globalist
10-12-2019, 04:50 PM
If you get an A rating from the GOA, you're pretty trustworthy imo.

Brian4Liberty
10-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Name: Cynthia Lummis

Congress: Wyoming, District: , Republican

Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 79%

https://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=828&nameid=L000571

Brian4Liberty
10-13-2019, 11:14 AM
Former Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is running for Senate. Her successor in the House of Representatives, Liz Cheney, is also considering a run for the Senate. I like Cheney. She’s been a strong voice for Republicanism in the House and has served Wyoming well. But her allegiance is to Republicanism, not conservatism. She is a moderate at best, landing on Conservative Review’s list of the Top 25 RINOs on Capitol Hill.

Lummis, by contrast, was a member of the House Freedom Caucus. She fought alongside over conservatives and Liberty-minded Republicans for eight years before feeling her time to move along had come. But her break was short-lived. The call to continue bringing the fight to Democrats and moderate Republicans was too strong. Now, she’s back in for the American people.

https://noqreport.com/2019/08/02/like-liz-chenney-cynthia-lummis-better-senate-candidate/

Swordsmyth
12-26-2019, 02:04 AM
Liz Cheney undecided, Lummis dominates Wyoming Senate race (https://news.yahoo.com/liz-cheney-undecided-lummis-dominates-155440074.html)

Warlord
12-30-2019, 08:36 PM
She is saying all the right things.

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A former member of the fiscally conservative Freedom Caucus in the House, Lummis said another big motivation is to try to reduce the federal deficit.

“I was a fiscal hawk. I will be a fiscal hawk, in an environment where fiscal hawks are getting fewer and fewer, quite frankly,” Lummis said.

She said she would also advocate for more state and local involvement in decisions affecting public lands in the West and promote energy development on those lands.
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We need her in the Senate. She would be right up there with Rand and Mike Lee and possibly Cruz

Warlord
12-30-2019, 08:46 PM
Imagine if Rand, Lee, Cruz and Lummis stuck together on key votes. They could sway the majority if its 53-47. That gives them a lot of power.

Brian4Liberty
01-16-2020, 11:39 AM
Liz Cheney undecided, Lummis dominates Wyoming Senate race (https://news.yahoo.com/liz-cheney-undecided-lummis-dominates-155440074.html)

Cheney is not running for Senate. She most likely has her eye set on eventually becoming Speaker of the House.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?543013-Liz-Cheney-decides-against-Senate-bid-in-Wyoming&p=6911393#post6911393

Warlord
01-16-2020, 12:01 PM
Cheney is not running for Senate. She most likely has her eye set on eventually becoming Speaker of the House.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?543013-Liz-Cheney-decides-against-Senate-bid-in-Wyoming&p=6911393#post6911393

Cheney is going to be a real problem for us in the future if she is Speaker. However, nothing new there with Boehner, Ryan and McCarthy. It's business as usual.

If we take over the Senate though Brian and have 10 Rand Paul's we can stop her! :)

The Senate is the key.

Warlord
01-16-2020, 03:10 PM
Lummis did get a powerful ally after Cheney’s announcement: the conservative Club for Growth endorsed her Senate campaign, with the group's president, former Rep. David McIntosh (R-Ind.) promising to spend "millions to support her candidacy"



Good news

Swordsmyth
01-16-2020, 04:05 PM
Cheney is not running for Senate. She most likely has her eye set on eventually becoming Speaker of the House.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?543013-Liz-Cheney-decides-against-Senate-bid-in-Wyoming&p=6911393#post6911393


Cheney is going to be a real problem for us in the future if she is Speaker. However, nothing new there with Boehner, Ryan and McCarthy. It's business as usual.

If we take over the Senate though Brian and have 10 Rand Paul's we can stop her! :)

The Senate is the key.
Jordan must be the next Speaker.

Brian4Liberty
01-16-2020, 09:17 PM
Jordan must be the next Speaker.

The swamp has other ideas.

Warlord
01-26-2020, 07:44 AM
2016 Presidential hopeful and current Republican U.S. Senator from Texas Ted Cruz endorsed Cynthia Lummis in Wyoming’s Senate Race. In a statement, Cruz mentioned that Lummis is a strong leader and that she fought to reduce wasteful Washington spending while serving in the House of Representatives. Lummis shared that she was beyond honored to have the endorsement of Cruz who she views as the embodiment of a constitutional conservative.

Lummis served for 8 years as Wyoming lone representative in the house before choosing not to run for reelection in 2016. The seat she is seeking is currently held by longtime Senator Mike Enzi. Lummis has also been endorsed for the spot by U.S. Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Bill Cassidy, former U.S. Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Michele Bachmann as well as the Club for Growth, Senate Conservative Fund, FreedomWorks for America and the Protect Freedom PAC.


Teocon backing....

She is certainly doing well with endorsements. I think she will be in top 3 of Senators from a liberty perspective.

Warlord
01-28-2020, 08:48 PM
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Warlord
02-13-2020, 04:14 PM
Lummis has done an interview...


https://youtu.be/SaqJPp5dA7Y
https://youtu.be/SaqJPp5dA7Y

She says she is running for office again because she is concerned about debt and deficits that nobody is addressing. She said that the spending is debasing the currency of hard working Americans (Ha! She sounds just like Ron Paul or Mises).

Some of her policy proposals that she mentioned:

Deport foreign criminals.

Term limits.

2 year budgets.

Block granting funding to states.

Brian4Liberty - thought this might be useful. Lummis would instantly become one of the better Senators simply because of her concern for the debt and deficit. I assume she would follow through in the Senate and vote against giant spending bills unless the MIC get to her first!

Warlord
02-18-2020, 06:48 PM
Two of Wyoming's senators have endorsed Lummis

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Looks like she is headed to the Senate. I think she will prove a real asset. @Brian4Liberty (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/member.php?u=1874)

eleganz
03-07-2020, 02:36 AM
Liking what I'm seeing

LUMMIS:

“Democratic socialism” is a fraud. A convenient phrase used by radical liberals to dupe people into foregoing freedom for the promise of government benevolence.

Wyoming
06-22-2020, 10:09 PM
Given what she is up against, I expect Cynthia will win the primary, but you never know. You can check out the primary ballot at https://sos.wyo.gov/Elections/Docs/2020/WY_Primary_Election_Candidates.pdf (PDF).

I don't even recognize any of the names on the D side. But, whoever they nominate, I expect the Ds will spend lots of (carpet bagger) money opposing Cynthia.

Cynthia was a regular at Ron Paul's Wednesday morning breakfasts, and a founder of the Freedom Caucus. At the 2012 Republican Convention, she handed out "I Stand With Rand" stickers. I saw quite a few around.

Wyoming
07-04-2020, 04:59 PM
Apparently the state GOP ran a poll at their state convention. The winner was Bryan Miller, https://www.bryanmiller4senate.com/. Miller has never held elected office. He is ex-military and works for the military-industrial complex. He ran for US Senate some years ago, as a total unknown. Partyarchs told him to get involved in the party, which he did. He was elected state committeeman for his county. On the state central committee he chaired a subcommittee.

trey4sports
07-04-2020, 05:46 PM
That is good to hear that she backed Rand at CPAC and endorsed his presidential bid. Clearly she is closer to the liberty movement than the establishment. I know that Protect Freedom PAC has provided some financial backing in the form of an ad buy.

Here is the link to the GOP 2020 Primary in WY. https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wyoming,_2020_(Au gust_18_Republican_primary)

Based on fundraising and endorsements she is a shoe-in for the nomination. She has the support of both sitting senators and out-raised her closest primary opponent 1.3M to 186K in Q1 2020.