WYOMING
     Nov. 3, 2020 Senate                                      

Gov.
Sen.2
Sen.1
2020



2019



2018
x
x
2017



2016



2015



2014



2013



2012



2011



2010



2009



2008


special
2007



2006



2005



2004



2003



2002



2001



2000



1999



1998



1997



1996



1995



1994



1993



1992



1991



1990



1989




+Cynthia Lummis (R) 
198,100
72.85%
Merav Ben-David (D)
72,766
26.76%
write-ins
1,071
0/39%

271,937

Ballots Cast: 278,503.
Plurality:  125,344 votes (46.09 percentage points).

WY Secretary of State



Notes: 

Sen. Mike Enzi (R), first elected to the Senate in 1996, announced on May 14, 2019 that he would retire at the end of his term.  Republicans held a 69.39% to 18.01% registration advantage over the Democrats, so it was not surprising that former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R) defeated zoology professor Merav Ben-David (D). by 46.09 percentage points.  This was one of four Senate races in which both major party nominees were women.  

Sixteen major party candidates ran in the Aug. 18 primaries.  Ten candidates competed for the Republican nomination.  Lummis, 66, a rancher and lawyer who served 14 years in the state legislature, two terms as state treasurer and four terms U.S. House, was the highest profile candidate.  She did not seek re-election to Congress in 2016, and was coming back to politics.  There was speculation that U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney might run, but she ruled it out in Jan. 2020.  Lummis bested the GOP field, garnering 63,511 of the 106,438 votes tallied (59.67%), while the nine remaining candidates split the remainder of the vote.
  Six candidates competed in the Democratic primary.  Ben-David, 61, the winner, is an ecologist and professor at the University of Wyoming who immigrated to the United States from Israel in the early 1990s.  She won 9,584 of the 23,973 votes tallied (39.98%) and five others split the rest.

Lummis and Ben-David participated in an in-person, socially distanced debate hosted by Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Public Media in the Fine Arts Center at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington on
Oct. 8 (>).  According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Lummis campaign spent $2.6 million compared to $528,292 million spent by the Ben-David campaign (>).


Campaign Managers:
Cynthia Lummis:  Kristin Walker 
Owner of Three Elephant Public Relations, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2021.  Campaign manager/communications director on Enzi for Wyoming, Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Managing director at Brimmer Communications, Oct. 2010-Aug. 2013.  Communications director, press secretary to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY), Aug. 2007-Oct. 2010; scheduling coordinator/press secretary/executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Barbara Cubin (WY), Sept. 2005-Aug. 2007.  B.A. in political science and government from The College of William and Mary,
2005.


Merav Ben-David: Yoav Magid

(May 2020). Self employed strategic communications advisor/messaging and storytelling coach (The Message Refinery) from Dec. 2017.  Training lead on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.  Project manager ant training lead at Catalist, Jan. 2018-Dec. 2019.  Earth Day campaign director (Aug. 2015-July 2016) and director of partnerships (Mar.-July 2015) for Earth Day Network.  Research manager at ICF, May 2011-July 2014.  M.A. in communication science from University of Maryland College Park, 2011; B.A. in psychology, anthropology from University College Utrecht, 2006.




 

ADVERTISEMENT