CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rep. Cynthia Lummis has announced her bid to seek a fourth 2-year term to Wyoming's only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Republican was first elected to the House in 2008 and easily won re-election in 2010 and 2012.

In remarks Wednesday in Cheyenne, Lummis says she believes the federal government shouldn't impede citizens' pursuit of happiness.

She also says she's not happy with the status quo in Washington and believes the GOP leadership in the House can do a better job of managing the chamber to ensure a fairer and more open legislative process.

Jason Senteney, a state corrections officer from Yoder, has announced plans to challenge Lummis in the August GOP primary.