By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Two Wyoming legislators are ramping up their respective congressional campaigns against U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney.
Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, held one of his first in-person campaign fundraisers over the weekend in Riverton, while Rep. Chuck Gray, R-Casper, has received one of his first endorsements.
Bouchard’s supporters hosted a $25-per-plate fundraiser on Saturday night at the fairgrounds in Riverton.
“Thank you to Fred & Colleen Nelson for sponsoring the event tonight in Riverton. Great turnout and lots of new supporters!” the senator wrote on Twitter this weekend.
Gray touted his endorsement from Rep. Clarence Styvar, R-Cheyenne, on social media Monday morning.
“I’ve worked side-by-side with Chuck Gray in the legislature and that’s why I know he’s the best choice to fight for the people of Wyoming in Congress,” Styvar said in his endorsement.
Gray noted Styvar is one of the most conservative legislators in Wyoming.
While Gray and Bouchard are opponents in the congressional race, they are united in one goal: ousting Cheney from Congress.
Both announced their campaigns for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat following Cheney’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Cheney said she voted with her conscience, but Gray and Bouchard both said they felt Cheney wasn’t representing Wyoming properly.