By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is gearing up for his Congressional run against U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, launching his new political campaign website this week.
“A conservative state like Wyoming—which gave Donald Trump the nation’s largest percentage of the vote both times—should be electing one of the most conservative members of Congress,” the website quoted Bouchard as saying. “It’s time to stand up for America, defend our freedoms, fight for our way of life and always put taxpayers first. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
His slogan is “Stand Up for America.”
Bouchard’s run against Cheney was announced on Wednesday when it was discovered the senator filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to challenge the representative in the 2022 primary.
In a statement, Bouchard criticized Cheney’s decision to vote for the impeachment of President Donald Trump last week on accusations of inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
“Liz Cheney’s long-time opposition to President Trump and her most recent vote for Impeachment shows just how out-of-touch she is with Wyoming,” Bouchard said in a statement. “Wyoming taxpayers need a voice in Congress who will stand up to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats, and not give them cover. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
On the website, little information is now provided regarding Bouchard’s stance on various political issues. The website does contain information about Bouchard’s background and how to volunteer or donate to his campaign.
The senator recently beat Democratic challenger Brittany Wallesch in the November general election in his bid for a second Senate term.