Former Wyoming GOP lawmaker mulling Senate bid to replace Enzi

Former Wyoming GOP lawmaker mulling Senate bid to replace Enzi

Former Wyoming Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia Marie LummisFormer GOP Rep. Cynthia Lummis files to run for Wyoming Senate seat Former Wyoming GOP lawmaker mulling Senate bid to replace Enzi Liz Cheney faces a big decision on her future MORE (R) is reportedly considering a Senate bid to fill the seat that Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziThe 23 Republicans who opposed Trump-backed budget deal On The Money: Fed poised to give Trump boost with rate cut | Parties unable to reach deal in Trump tax return lawsuit | New York opens investigation into Capital One data breach Outgoing Senate Budget chair unveils plans to replace Budget Committee MORE (R-Wyo.) will vacate in 2020

Multiple sources told the Casper Star-Tribune that Lummis, who left office in 2016, is mulling a Senate run. 

Her former chief of staff Tucker Fagan told the newspaper that Lummis has received “numerous” calls from former colleagues encouraging her to run.

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“She’s had a lot of stuff on her plate, and she’s working through those. And she’s not done yet,” Fagan said. 

“But I know she is getting calls from people in Congress saying ‘hey, if Enzi’s going out, you should take it seriously.’ And she’s doing that. She’s mulling her business, family, lifestyle and the possibility of a run,” he added. 

Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsBen Shapiro: No prominent GOP figure ever questioned Obama's legitimacy Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' Gun store billboard going after the 'Squad' being removed following backlash MORE (R-N.C.), who served in the conservative House Freedom Caucus with Lummis, said in a statement to The Hill on Friday that she would be an "excellent choice" to replace Enzi.

“Cynthia loves Wyoming and has a servant’s heart," he said. "She would be an excellent choice to replace Mr. Enzi, who has served our country and his state well.”

Lummis’s campaign committee has about $122,000 on hand, according to recent Federal Election Commission disclosures.

Lummis was previously considered to replace Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeNew policy at Interior's in-house watchdog clamps down on interactions with press Overnight Energy: EPA proposes scrapping limits on coal plant waste | Appointee overseeing federal lands once advocated selling them | EPA lifts Obama-era block on controversial mine Latest appointee overseeing federal public lands once advocated to sell them MORE as Interior secretary and said at the time it was a position she was interested in.

The Hill reported earlier this week that she is a potential contender for the Wyoming Senate seat.

Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Steve King says 'left-wing media' and GOP leadership owe him apology after rape, incest comments MORE (R-Wyo.) is among those who have been floated as a potential replacement for Enzi. The second-term congresswoman and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is currently the third-ranking House Republican. 

Enzi announced his upcoming retirement earlier this month. 

Scott Wong contributed to this report. Updated 3:23 p.m.