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Liz Cheney Endorsed by Al Simpson

Liz Cheney Endorsed by Al Simpson

Congressional Candidate Liz Cheney made campaign stops in Park County this week culminating in a Meet and Greet Event at the Irma Hotel in Cody. The event was well attended as the room was actually overflowing and seemed to be filled with supporters as well as voters who were interested in what the former Vice President's daughter had to say. The event kicked off with an official endorsement endorsement from former U.S. Senator and Cody native Al Simpson. "Ordinarily I stay out of primaries, but this election is just too important to sit on the sidelines,” Senator Simpson said. “Wyoming really needs another fighter in Washington, and Liz Cheney is that fighter.” “Ann and I have known Liz since she was a little gal of 11. Her experience, savvy, grit, and rock solid Wyoming values make her the best equipped candidate to serve as our next Member of Congress. I have been so very proud to call Liz a friend for these many years, and I will work for her, and I look forward to seeing her sworn in as our next Congresswoman this next January,” Simpson concluded. Al Simpson served as a U.S. senator from Wyoming from January 1979 to January 1997. The Army veteran graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1954 and the University of Wyoming law school in 1958. He also served as assistant attorney general and as a member of Wyoming’s House of Representatives. Said Cheney of the Senator's support “Senator Simpson’s distinguished career in Cheyenne and Washington, D.C., has always been grounded by his desire to place the needs of the people of Wyoming before himself. His public service has inspired generations of Wyoming leaders to follow in his footsteps, and I am tremendously honored to have his support.” Candidate Cheney also took the time to field questions from her audience and addressed her stance on many issues. Most notable were here statements in regards to the "Common Core" and the "Affordable Health Care Act" also known as Obama Care. Cheney stated her desire to end and repeal both of the programs and stated that this next election cycle is crucial if voters would like these overturned. "If these programs stay in place for the next four years they will then become permanent" Cheney also granted an interview at the end of the meet and greet. In regards to a question from Reboot about why voters in Wyoming should choose her as their candidate Cheney responded that. "I know the issues that most concern the voters of Wyoming." I feel I bring an ability to fight for the issues that concern the state especially the administration destroying the energy sector." In regards to the reported story of her candidacy being announced on Facebook from Virginia and how she would repair her image to the voters of Wyoming Cheney stated that. "Wyoming voters are really smart and savvy. When you're sitting in a news room in Gillette and people are saying you announced your candidacy in Virginia you just have to laugh we announced in Gillette it's where we were. Ultimately the voters know how high the stakes are. I'm going to run a campaign based on substance and the issues." Cheney is running her campaign to replace Cynthia Lumis is retiring this year and faces a field of 7 other candidates in the Republican Primary. #reboot #news