WASHINGTON — Erik Prince, the founder of the security contractor Blackwater, is seriously considering a Republican primary challenge for a Senate seat in Wyoming, potentially adding a high-profile contender to a fledgling drive to oust establishment lawmakers with insurgents in the mold of President Trump.

Mr. Prince appears increasingly likely to challenge John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate Republican leadership, according to people who have spoken to him in recent days. He has been urged to run next year by Stephen K. Bannon, who is leading the effort to shake up the Republican leadership with financial backing from the New York hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah.

Over the weekend, Mr. Prince traveled to Wyoming with his family to explore ways to establish residency there, said one person who had spoken to him.

If he runs, Mr. Prince would face formidable obstacles in seeking to unseat Mr. Barrasso, a popular and genial but low-profile senator who will have the full backing of Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, and the well-funded political committees loyal to him. Mr. Prince, who has never run for public office, has been a polarizing figure for years, as Blackwater faced a welter of ethical and legal problems over its work for the military in places like Iraq, including an episode in 2007 in which its employees killed 17 civilians in Baghdad.

While his ties to Wyoming are thin, the state is attractive to Mr. Prince because it has none of the personal political entanglements he would face in his home state of Michigan. Public records show that Mr. Prince, a former member of the Navy SEALs who has lived all over the world, had an address in Wapiti, Wyo., in the state’s northwest corner, for several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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Just to set the record straight, Mr Prince is a successful military planner,businessman, and has offererred his services to President Trump to clean up Afghanistan for 1/10th of the cost of What McMasters and the NeoCons want to spend of US Taxpayer's money. We have a good acquaintance Who is a special Ops person who worked for Prince in Iraq, and was in Baghdad when the so-called civilians were killed, by contractors. Big Lie, just like Hands Up don't shoot and Black Luves matter crap! These people were mostly Jihadis, and some collateral damage. Four of the contractors are in jail at this time, primarily because Eric Prince would not pay millions of dollars to the corrupt Iraqi Government. He closed up his operation in Iraq and moved on.So this was a payback for not honoring a bribe. Mr Prince served honorably in the military, and his sister is Betsy Devoss, Secretary of Education. Our friend said he respected his boss. We have spent time in his neighborhood and he is well respected in his community. He has an interest in property in the State of Wyoming, so residency won't be an issue.Mr. Bannon will support his run for Senate because Barrasso does not have the fire in his belly for America, like most Senators in office. God Bless Erik Prince and his family, he is a Patriot.

Erik Prince is EXACTLY what is needed to help as we fight to drain the swamp. When Donald Trump became president, I thought we had turned a corner, and we did do that, but that corner put our movement into a place where we are now running against the wind, instead of having it at our back. The wind that is coming from the Establishment Elite and hitting us in the face is preventing our President from being able to do the people's business. I know that we all realize this, but what we do not realize is the power we possess to undo this Ruling Class sabotage within our party. Our challenge is the apathy that comes from believing that we don't have to push as hard now that we have Donald Trump in office.                

What we must do now is push harder. Harder than we pushed to get him elected. We have to make certain he stays in office and that we get him the tools to do his job. And those tools are electing people who will stand with him in the senate and congress, no matter what, and do what is necessary to save this country. Let us look to Alabama for our modus operandi.    

You are absolutely right Tom, we have to double our efforts to get President Trump the help he needs to get the job done. Our problems here in the Senate are what we need to go after as well as helping any way we can to clean up our own party by out working and out thinking the Democrats and Rino's who have run our country into a ditch for their own reasons and to place US at the mercy of the New World Order by turning the government system and schools farther and farther to the left. This must be stopped.

I totally agree with both Tom and John P. in the time of the tea parties, they became a voting block and they collectively vetted candidates and elected them. But that is all they did and they faded out of sight. The question now it how to stop talking about what most of us know and get out on the ground AFTER we find a true conservative candidate and help them win. EX: we have no true conservative candidate against Flake. Ward is not the candidate who can win the general. How does that help? Personally, I think Franks has returned to the conservative side and he would make a great candidate against McCain. We know Ward's ego won't allow her to get out of the race so Franks won't get in. He could win against the dem. We need a plan and a way to implement it. Money will be needed too.

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