Aug 19, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Cynthia Lummis wins Wyoming's GOP Senate primary

Cynthia Lummis

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Former Rep. Cynthia Lummis won Wyoming's Republican primary for the Senate on Tuesday, defeating a number of challengers and nearly guaranteeing a win in the deep-red state this November, per AP.

The big picture: Lummis, the clear front-runner in Tuesday's race, served in the House from 2009-2017, and was the only woman in the House Freedom Caucus at the time, per CNN. Her election could be significant for GOP gender diversity in the Senate looking ahead.

  • Lummis racked up endorsements from President Trump, retiring Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi (R) and Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso (R).
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