Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson has weighed in on the race for the US House of Representatives. He has endorsed Liz Cheney to succeed Representative Cynthia Lummis.

Here is his official statement on the race...

“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.

So far, Cheney is one of 12 announced candidates for the seat being vacated by Lummis who is retiring at the end of this term.