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Cynthia Lummis wins GOP Senate primary in Wyoming

Cynthia Lummis wins GOP Senate primary in Wyoming
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Former Rep. Cynthia LummisCynthia Marie LummisChamber of Commerce endorses McSally for reelection Cynthia Lummis wins GOP Senate primary in Wyoming Chamber of Commerce endorses Ernst for reelection MORE (R-Wyo.) won her state's Senate GOP primary Tuesday, setting her up as the heavy favorite to win the general election in November.

Lummis, who served four terms in the House before deciding not to run for reelection in 2016, pulled ahead of a crowded field of Republicans, including Converse County Commissioner Robert Short, in the race to replace retiring Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziBottom line Chamber of Commerce endorses McSally for reelection Cynthia Lummis wins GOP Senate primary in Wyoming MORE (R).

She will now face Merav Ben-David, a professor and climate activist, in November. Ben-David won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, defeating five other candidates.

Lummis emerged as the frontrunner in the GOP primary race after Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneySteve King defends past comments on white supremacy, blasts NYT and GOP leaders in fiery floor speech GOP lawmakers distance themselves from Trump comments on transfer of power Graham vows GOP will accept election results after Trump comments MORE (Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the House and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced she would not run for the open seat. Had Cheney run, she would have been the heavy favorite to win the primary.

But now it is Lummis who is all but guaranteed to fill the seat in a deeply conservative state that reelected Enzi by about 54 points in 2014. The Cook Political Report rates the Senate race as “Solid” Republican.