Mayor Orr On Possible Senate Run: ‘I like my job now’
While Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr did not flatly rule out a run for the U.S. Senate in a Friday morning radio interview in Cheyenne, she also didn't sound like it is something she is planning on.
In response to a question on the possibility of running for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Mike Enzi [R-Wyo.}, the mayor indicated she enjoys her current position as mayor of the Cowboy State's largest city.
When pressed further by KGAB morning host Glenn Woods as to whether Senate run might be in the cards for her next year, she simply said: "I like my job now."
That response was consistent with a Twitter post she put up over the weekend in which she thanked supporters for asking her to consider running for the Senate, but added "For me - I’m about our city. Great cities make great states. Great states a great nation.
Enzi, who has held the Senate seat for 22 years, recently announced that he will retire at the end of his current term, which runs through 2020.
Meanwhile, the Casper Star-Tribune is reporting that former Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is seriously considering a run for the office.
Speculation has also centered on current Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who initially said she was running against Enzi in the 2014 GOP Senate primary, but later dropped out of the race. The Washington Examiner has reported that House Republicans are expecting her to run for Enzi's seat.
Former Wyoming Governors Matt Matt Mead and Dave Freudenthal have also been mentioned on social media as possible candidates, but neither has given any public indication as to whether they might consider a run.