Wyoming Republicans who favor incumbent U-S Senator Mike Enzi have started fundraising on his behalf. This week, they formed a political action committee – or PAC – called “Wyoming’s Own” to rally voters for his re-election.
Wyoming’s Own co-founder Bill Cubin – son of former Congresswoman Barbara Cubin – says Enzi is hard-working and effective, and shouldn’t be replaced right now.
U-S Senator Mike Enzi says he remains surprised that Liz Cheney will run against him in the 2014 Republican primary, but he says he will go ahead with plans to run for re-election. Enzi stands by his statement that Cheney told him that she would not challenge him, something Cheney denies. He admits he’s surprised.
“I thought we were friends. (Not anymore?) Well I don’t have any reason not to. She hasn’t said anything she’s going to do or said anything bad about me yet.”
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has announced that she will run for US Senate against incumbent Senator Mike Enzi in Wyoming’s Republican primary next year.
Although Cheney has spent most of her life outside the state, the attorney and former Fox News contributor has been in Wyoming in recent weeks, talking with prospective constituents. In her announcement video, Cheney promised to fight for lower taxes and freedom for the private sector, especially the energy industry.
This week President Obama announced he's going to attempt to combat climate change from the Oval Office. Wyoming's three Republicans in Congress are none too happy with his plan. As Matt Laslo reports, they say it could cripple the state's economy and hit your pocket.
MATT LASLO: Climate change wasn't really a part of the 20-12 election, so the president surprised many when he promised to deal with global warming in his second inaugural address. Now he's coming out swinging again...charging Republicans with being deaf to the scientific community.
U-S Senator Mike Enzi says he will continue to oppose new federal gun laws
. He says current gun laws go unenforced and that proposed legislation infringes on the public’s second amendment rights.
Enzi answered questions about the gun bills from Wyoming citizens in a recorded statement. He says gun rights are cherished in Wyoming…but he shares some concerns about the recent gun deaths of children.
Senator Mike Enzi is part of an effort to allow states to collect sales taxes from out of state on-line merchants. The Wyoming Administrator of the Excise Tax Division Dan Noble says the state supports this. Noble says some companies voluntarily collect the tax, but many do not.
“But there are a lot of vendors that do not have a physical presence in the state that are not collecting our tax and I think one of the biggest ones is Amazon.”
He says changing that would put Wyoming merchants on a level playing field with out of state businesses.
Wyoming Republican Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are disappointed after a failed attempt to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants.
The Democrat-controlled Senate defeated the Republican effort today/Wednesday to overturn a regulation to slash mercury and other toxic emissions from the oldest and most polluting oil- and coal-fired power plants in the country.