A Cheyenne man is running for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Darin Smith will officially launch his campaign at 6:00 p.m. tonight at the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne.

Smith is a fourth-generation Wyomingite who was raised in Rock Springs. He has spent the last 11 years working for the Christian Broadcasting Network.

Smith says his top three priorities are to gut the federal bureaucracy and halt its unconstitutional abuse of power, to hold Congress accountable to serving the people instead of themselves, and to put energy jobs back in Wyoming.

"At $19 trillion dollars in deficit, I believe we are at a tipping point with runaway government spending," said Smith. "We must stamp out government corruption and restore the Constitution and balance of power."

Smith faces a large field of Republican competitors, including former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney and two Wyoming state legislators.

"Even though I will be outspent 20 or 30 to 1 by the political class in this campaign, I believe that better ideas can still win over money and that elections cannot necessarily be bought, especially in Wyoming," said Smith.

Republican Representative Cynthia Lummis announced in November that she won't seek a fifth term.

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