Foster Friess Decides Against Senate Run

Foster Friess has decided he can help the people of Wyoming more by not running for the U. S. Senate, he announced today.

Bill Sniffin

March 02, 20203 min read


Foster Friess has decided he can help the people of Wyoming more by not running for the U. S. Senate, he announced today.

He said: “After a listening tour to Cody, Gillette, Casper, and Cheyenne, and a Tele-Town Hall visit with 8,000 fellow Wyomingites, I believe my most significant opportunity to serve the people of Wyoming is by enlarging the efforts of Foster’s Outriders. A U.S. Senate run would alter our focus.”

The departure of Friess from the race opens the door for former U. S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis as she seeks the Republican nomination for the Senate race. Several other lesser known candidates from around the state have announced plans to run.

He announced the following initiatives going forward:

He said he wants to expand civics education and “are committing $100,000 cash awards to students who pass a private sector sponsored contest.”

He said: “After visiting Gillette College, we are increasing our efforts by helping young people to receive training in Welding, Diesel, Culinary Arts, and various other trades with the creation of the $250,000 Foster’s Outriders Scholarship for the Trades. Wyoming students who believe a four-year college isn’t the best path for them should be encouraged by this opportunity.

“We’re doubling our efforts so that every high school in Wyoming receives the lifesaving presentation from Rachel’s Challenge, a proven successful program to reduce bullying, drug abuse, suicides, and create a sense of connectedness in student bodies.

He also said: “Remaining focused on Wyoming does not diminish our ability to impact national legislation. For example, Foster’s Outriders was instrumental in the recent introduction of House Resolution 5916 and Senate Bill 3318 by Congressman Mike Gallagher and Louisiana U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, respectively. This bill will require all providers of healthcare products and services to the public to disclose cash prices on the internet and at the point of sale.

“All of the above efforts appeal to Wyomingites of every political persuasion. I hope each of you who provided so much encouragement to Lynn and me in the governor’s campaign and wanted me to run for the senate will intensify your efforts to get your friends and neighbors behind these and future Outrider efforts,” he concluded.

Friess said: “As outriders keep the cattle herd on the right trail, Foster’s Outriders helps keep the government on the right path. Encourage your friends to sign up at These are unifying endeavors that will move Wyoming and America to a Philippians 4:8 land.”

Disclaimers: This site was founded by Annaliese Wiederspahn, daughter of Cynthia Lummis. Also: Foster Friess has been a major donor to this site.

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Bill Sniffin

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