Wyoming representative Liz Cheney would hold a sizable lead if she entered the Republican Senate primary, according to a Montana State University-Billings poll.
Nearly 40 percent of respondents said they would support Cheney for a Senate run, giving her a 20-point advantage over former Republican representative Cynthia Lummis, who received 17 percent support. Lummis entered the Senate race in July, while Cheney has yet to confirm whether she will run in 2020.
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Republican senators turned to Cheney as soon as Sen. Mike Enzi (R., Wyo.) announced he would retire. Sen. John Boozman (R., Ark.) said he encouraged Cheney to consider the run.
"We actually were in the airport together and I just encouraged her and told her I was going to say a little prayer for her," Boozman said. "I encouraged her to look at it, that we would love to have her over here."