Ex-Mercenary Refocuses Senate Bid on Legal Pot and Gay Marriage

'A little bit of love won’t hurt anybody,' says Thomas Bleming.

Wyoming Senate candidate Thomas Bleming, pictured in Myanmar, is forging on with his campaign after the dismissal of state counterfeiting charges.

Wyoming Senate candidate Thomas Bleming, pictured in Myanmar, is forging on with his campaign after the dismissal of state counterfeiting charges.

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Bleming recognizes marriage is largely a state issue, but says he would forcefully push for marijuana legalization in the Senate. 

If he does win, his new colleagues may not appreciate his candor.

“All of them should be jailed for treason for one thing or another,” he says. “They don’t live up to the Constitution. They took an oath but that oath seldom means anything. Hell, they’re corrupt.”

He clarifies that he doesn’t believe all members of Congress are guilty of outright treason.

“I say that facetiously, there’s different levels,” he says.

Enzi’s chance of re-election to a fourth term is generally thought of as good, even more so after primary challenger Liz Cheney dropped out of the race in January.

The primary election is set for Aug. 19. Bleming hopes to debate Enzi before then and hopes for strong support from young people and former Cheney backers. He also hopes Democrats and independents will chose to register as Republicans to vote for him.

“The pendulum is swinging now. We’re going to have more positive things than negative happen in this country,” he says.