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Lummis: Critical That Republicans Win Senate Races in Georgia

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State

It is critical that Republicans win two U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia to maintain the Republican majority in the Senate and stave off the adoption of liberal policies, U.S. Sen.-elect Cynthia Lummis said Monday.

“If both of those races go Democrat, then the Democrats will control the Senate by virtue of having the president of the Senate be Kamala Harris, the vice president of the United States,” Lummis said during an appearance on Fox’s “The Daily Briefing” with Dana Perino.

The senator-elect added that if Democrats took over as Senate majority, there would be Supreme Court packing, an end to filibustering and fines for gun owners.

“These are ridiculous consequences, these are monumental consequences,” she said.

Lummis also addressed Trump’s economic policies, which said had been beneficial to both rural and urban areas.

She expressed hope that the country could continue using Trump’s economic policies even if Biden was sworn as president in on Jan. 20.

“We need to separate people who just dislike President Trump’s temperament and personality from his policies, because they are great for America,” she said.

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Lummis: Trump Shouldn’t Concede Election Yet

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

U.S. Senator-Elect Cynthia Lummis has become the second of Wyoming’s top elected officials to speak out regarding last week’s presidential election, saying President Donald Trump shouldn’t concede the election yet.

During an appearance on “GMA3: What You Need to Know” on Friday, Lummis told host Sara Haines that canvassing board results were still trickling in, giving the president hope that he could still win the election against former vice president Joe Biden.

“This is a very important exercise in our nation,” she said. “We have to be confident in the integrity, the security and the validation of our voting system.”

The newly-elected senator applauded Trump for raising issues about voter fraud and the integrity of the system, saying those calls should be fully vetted. This, she said, would allow for the voting system to improve for further elections.

Lummis retweeted the 60-second clip on Friday, reiterating her comments.

“Ensuring election integrity is core to our democratic republic. Let’s get it right and protect the vote,” she wrote.

Gov. Mark Gordon spoke out about the election this week as well, saying he wouldn’t congratulate Biden or Trump until the Electoral College officially announced the winner.

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Lummis Thanks Voters For U.S. Senate Win

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Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis released a statement tonight thanking her voters for electing her to the U.S. Senate.

Lummis’ statement is below:

“Tonight, the words ‘thank you’ are not enough. Not enough for the incredible team of county chairs who have helped me campaign in every community across our state. Not enough for the countless volunteers who spent their time hosting events, putting up signs and going door-to-door for our campaign. Not enough for the Wyoming voters who have put their faith in me to serve as their next United States Senator. I am humbled, honored and full of gratitude for the trust you have put in me.”

“Campaigning over the last eighteen months has given me the opportunity to connect with friends, old and new, from every corner of our state. I’m continually amazed by the vision, work ethic and sheer determination of our people and businesses. From energy and agriculture to technology and tourism, the future of traditional industries and cutting edge, new businesses can and should happen right here in Wyoming. The key to our future as a state is investing in our people, and keeping the long arm of Washington at bay.”

“There’s no question this is a challenging time for our state and nation. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact families and businesses. And the national media continues to fuel political divisiveness. However, it is my sincere hope that we wake up tomorrow not as a blue nation or a red nation, but a unified nation ready to renew the American spirit and sense of purpose. We have serious challenges to tackle and it’s going to require Republicans, Democrats and Independents to work together. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves, head back to Washington and work with my colleagues who are ready to enact a robust policy agenda that puts America – and Wyoming – first.”

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Cynthia Lummis Wins Wyoming U.S. Senate Seat

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Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis won her bid to return to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Merav Ben-David for the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Senator Mike Enzi.

According to unofficial returns, Lummis defeated Ben-David by a large margin, 176,102 votes to 67,387.

The unofficial vote tallies did not reflect votes from Sweetwater County, which had not reported any returns as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.

The race was historic for Wyoming because it was the first time two women had vied for one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats.

Lummis, who served as Wyoming’s lone U.S. representative from 2009 through 2016, ran a campaign based on her “strong, no-nonsense, conservative leadership” and her support for the administration of President Donald Trump. She won Trump’s endorsement in her August primary against nine other Republicans.

During her campaign, Lummis pledged her defense of the Second Amendment, vowed to help with the confirmation of conservative judges nominated by Trump and stop the “socialist agenda” she said was contained in programs such as the “Green New Deal.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and conservative advocacy group FreedomWorks both congratulated Lummis on her win Tuesday night.

“The U.S. Chamber congratulates Senator-Elect Lummis on a well-fought victory in the Wyoming Senate race,” said Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “She is a champion for America’s business community and knows that Main Street prospers when free enterprise leads the way. We look forward to building a strong partnership with Senator-Elect Lummis and working together on behalf of our nation’s business community.”

The Chamber endorsed Lummis in her bid for the Senate seat.

“Cynthia Lummis has staged a remarkable campaign and achieved a hard fought victory, which is why FreedomWorks for America is proud to have been the first major conservative grassroots community to offer our endorsement,” FreedomWorks executive director Noah Wall said. “Lummis’ commitment to small government principles can be traced back to her days in the U.S. House of Representatives, where she was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and maintained a strong 87% lifetime score on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard.

We are proud of both Lummis and our grassroots activists who worked tirelessly to elect a principled conservative to the U.S. Senate.”

Ben-David, a University of Wyoming professor of zoology and physiology, based her campaign on the idea that as a scientist, she would work to solve problems facing the questions by identifying problems, gathering the relevant data and using the information to reach evidence-based conclusions.

Ben-David, who became a U.S. citizen in 2009, was one of six candidates to seek the Democratic nomination for Wyoming’s open Senate seat and won the August primary with 40.5 percent of the vote.

The veteran of Israel’s Air Force ran a campaign sharply critical of Lummis’ record while she was in Congress, saying the Republican’s record showed a consistent failure to support small businesses, veterans, children and police.

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President Trump Endorses Cynthia Lummis

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As if former Wyoming Congressman Cynthia Lummis didn’t have enough conservative endorsements for her U.S. Senate campaign, she received the biggest one on Thursday with President Donald Trump giving her his thumbs up.

“Cynthia Lummis is a friend of mine and a great woman. She is running for Senate in the very Special State of Wyoming. Cynthia is Strongly for our Military, our Vets, and protection of the Second Amendment…” President Trump tweeted. “She will be a great Senator, and has my Complete and Total Endorsement!

Lummis, who has already received endorsements from a whos-who list of conservative superstars and conservative organizations, was thankful of the endorsement.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of President Trump,” Lummis said. “Right now, it is more important than ever that we follow President Trump’s lead and put America First!”

“In the U.S. Senate, I’ll stand shoulder-to-shoulder with President Trump to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States from overseas and get our economy back on track,” she said.

“With support from the people of Wyoming, I look forward to working with President Trump to launch the Great American Comeback,” Lummis said.

Lummis, who served for eight years as Wyoming’s sole representative in Congress from 2008-2016, is running to fill the seat being left vacant by Senator Mike Enzi.

Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Lummis spent eight years as Wyoming State Treasurer and 14 years as a member of the Wyoming State House and Senate.

Lummis has also been endorsed by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Kevin Cramer, Cory Gardner, Steve Daines, Tom Cotton, Tim Scott and Bill Cassidy, among others.

She’s also received support from conservative champion Foster Friess, Congressman Jim Jordan, the National Rifle Association, Club for Growth, Senate Conservative Fund, and FreedomWorks for America. A list of endorsements can be found here.

Wyoming’s primary election will be held this Tuesday, August 18.

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