Senteney Accuses Wyoming Media Of Focusing On Liz Cheney
Wyoming Republican congressional candidate Jason Senteney says the media in the state is overly focused on Liz Cheney's candidacy.
Senteney says newspapers in particular and the media in general have "deemed this race the Liz Cheney show." Senteney says Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President and Wyoming congressman Dick Cheney, seems to be getting an inordinate amount of coverage n newspapers, television newscasts "and even some radio shows in the state.''
He says that is unfortunate because there are better candidates than Liz Cheney in this race. Senteney calls Cheney "nothing more than a Washington insider." He says he understands where working people are coming from and has a more diverse background.
Senteny is a Yoder correctional officer.
He is not alone among Wyoming U.S House candidates in criticizing Cheney. Gillette veterinarian Rex Rammell has made criticism of Cheney, a former Fox news commentator, the focus of many of his campaign statements and at least one radio advertisement.
Senteney, without naming them, also took a shot at the two state legislators in the race, Representative Tim Stubson and Senator Leland Christensen, specifically criticizing them for their support of Senate File 104.
That bill, which was later struck down by the Wyoming Supreme Court, would have taken most of the supervisory and administrative duties from then-state Superintendent Cindy Hill and assigned them to an education administrator appointed by the governor.
He also accused the lawmakers of "taking good legislation dealing with guns and basically re-writing it'' to make it meaningless.
Senteney criticized what he calls the culture of Washington as being corrupt and paying too much attention to special interests, lobbyists and corporations. He says by comparison he has "been in the trenches of life and experienced what the average person goes through."
Senteney says he supports term limits to get new people in congress and get rid of some of the entrenched politicians and their allies. He says that vision is what was intended by the founding fathers, but has been replaced by a system of professional politicians and "corporate puppets."
He also says if he is elected he will use his spare time to meet with business leaders from around the country in hopes of getting them to locate in Wyoming, which he says will diversify the state economy. Senteney also says he supports tax reform.
This is his second run for Wyoming's congressional seat, following an unsuccessful 2014 primary challenge to incumbent Cynthia Lummis. Lummis isn't running for re-election this year, creating an open seat.