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CHEYENNE — Rep. Cynthia Lummis easily won a second term to lead Republicans to a sweep of all major statewide races Tuesday.

Lummis defeated Democrat David Wendt, president of the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs, for Wyoming’s lone House seat. Lummis won the seat two years ago after Republican Barbara Cubin decided to retire after seven terms.

With the GOP gaining control of the House, Lummis looked forward to being in the majority party.

“Now we can begin to address runaway federal spending, begin to limit the size of the federal government, reduce the debt and the deficit, and focus on jobs and the economy, which is what we should’ve been doing all along,” she said.

Wendt was severely limited by a lack of funding. He wished Lummis and the new GOP majority success.

“I think we ran an honorable campaign, the two of us,” he said.

With 93 percent of precincts reporting, Lummis led Wendt 70 percent to 24 percent. Libertarian John Love had 6 percent.

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