“It’s being greeted with confusion and mystery,” said DiLorenzo, a Wyoming attorney who co-founded the Big Horn Basin Tea Party. “I have seen her on Fox News, but we don’t really know enough about her and what she wants to do.” …

The two other members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation, Republican Senator John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis, the state’s at-large Republican congresswoman, have both come out in support of Enzi and the National Republican Senatorial Committee is backing him.

“When someone has never gotten a paycheck in Wyoming and has lived their entire adult life in Virginia, I think they should run from Virginia,” Lummis said yesterday on NBC News. “Hillary Clinton could pull this off in New York, in my opinion Liz Cheney cannot pull this off in Wyoming, and I’m disappointed that she’s decided to try,” she said, referring to the former first lady’s successful 2000 Senate bid after leaving the White House and a career of politics in Arkansas. …

“It will split the party probably,” said Susan Thomas, a member of the state party’s executive committee and widow of former Senator Craig Thomas of Wyoming. “Some people wish she had waited for another six years.”