Robert Short announces run for US Senate
Converse County commissioner and business owner Robert G. Short announced his run for U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon.
February 18, 2020
Converse County commissioner and business owner Robert G. Short announced his run for U.S. Senate on Monday afternoon, making him the seventh person in Wyoming to do so this election cycle. He’ll be running to fill a seat left open by Sen. Mike Enzi, who last year announced he won’t seek reelection.
Short announced his candidacy from the historic Higgins Hotel in Glenrock. He’ll be running as a “centrist Republican.” Before the announcement began, Short circled the room to thank his supporters for attending. He walked in holding a large banner with “Short for 307” in tall red letters, imposed onto the silhouette of a buffalo.
“We can bring Wyoming principles and leadership to the whole of our country,” he told a crowd of supporters. “We know the value of hard work, integrity, honesty and grit.”
Short chairs the Converse County Commission and owns Glenrock-based Short Powerline Services. He plans to leverage that experience in one of the state’s most energy-rich counties in his bid to serve Wyoming in Congress.
Short’s campaign will focus on energy, tourism and agriculture, according to a statement released Monday. The statement calls those industries “the keystones” of Wyoming’s economy and vows to protect them from outside influences.
“These key areas are essential to keep the Wyoming economy buffered from economic influences outside the State,” the news release reads.