Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, an international mercenary firm (they like being called 'private military contractors'), is mulling a bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming according to Wall Street Journal. Prince is the brother of Sec. of Education Betsy DeVos.
Blackwater Worldwide founder Erik Prince is considering a Republican primary challenge to Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a senior member of the Senate Republican leadership team, in a race that could pit the party’s establishment against insurgents fueled by allies of President Donald Trump.
Steven Bannon has recruited Prince.
Following the Republican failure to scrap former President Barack Obama’s health-care law, Mr. Bannon has been recruiting populist Republican Senate candidates to counter the influence of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has become the target of a simmering anti-incumbent mood.