While Liz Cheney considers whether to run for an open U.S. Senate seat, the race so far has only one well-known candidate: Cynthia Lummis. Lummis is a Republican who preceded Cheney as Wyoming’s lone congresswoman.

The 1976 Cheyenne Frontier Days Miss Frontier, Lummis went on to a political career that included 14 years in the Wyoming Legislature, two terms as state treasurer and four terms as congresswoman.

Lummis says reducing the federal deficit and natural-resource issues affecting Wyoming would be among her priorities as a senator. Cheney plans to announce whether she will run for Senate in early 2020.

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