Star-Tribune: Wyoming Stock Growers Endorse Cheney in U.S. House Race

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association endorsed Republican Liz Cheney for the U.S. House, the group announced Monday.

The 1,000-member organization, which represents families and firms in the cattle business, began in 1872. It is Wyoming’s oldest trade organization.

Jim Magagna, the association’s executive vice president, said in a statement that the organization discussed major issues and opportunities with Cheney, daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney.

“We are confident that she is committed to restoring the opportunity for states to lead in the management of our natural resources,” Magagna said. “Liz understands the need to maintain and enhance a tax structure that fosters the transfer of our ranches to the next generation. Liz Cheney will continue the legacy of Cynthia Lummis in providing strong representation for Wyoming and for Wyoming agriculture.”

Cheney said in the statement she was honored by the endorsement.

“Today, our ranchers and cattle industry face unprecedented challenges in the form of aggressive federal regulations that threaten our jobs, our land, and our way of life,” she said. “In Congress, I will lead the effort to defend and promote the needs of Wyoming ranching and agriculture and fight to rein-in out of control federal bureaucrats at the (Bureau of Land Management) and (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) who unconstitutionally target industries, restrict access to our public lands and natural resources, and stand in the way of meaningful economic growth and job creation for our state.”

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Liz Cheney is a proud Constitutional conservative and an advocate for a strong America. She has practiced law and served in the State Department, including as the second-ranking official responsible for U.S. policy in the Middle East. Liz is a member of the International Board of Advisors at the University of Wyoming and previously served on the board of Rivers of Recovery, a Wyoming based organization that provides rehabilitation for military veterans. Liz and her husband, Phil Perry, were married in Wyoming 23 years ago and live in Wilson with their five children.