Democrat Hardy Kicks Off US Senate Campaign

Feb 4, 2014


A former Roman Catholic priest who's running for U.S. Senate in Wyoming calls for raising the minimum wage and creating jobs through infrastructure projects.

Democrat Charlie Hardy, of Cheyenne, formally kicked off his campaign Tuesday by speaking to a couple dozen supporters at his campaign office in Cheyenne. Hardy says he's running because many parents in Wyoming worry about not having enough money to provide for their children.

Hardy is 74 and spent 19 years as a priest and teacher in Wyoming. He faces a huge fundraising challenge if his eventual opponent is incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Enzi.

Enzi already has banked $1.8 million after facing a brief challenge from Liz Cheney. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney suspended her campaign last month, citing family health issues.