Foster Friess Makes The Case To Be Wyoming’s Next Governor [VIDEO]

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Conservative billionaire Foster Friess discussed his upcoming campaign to be the next Governor of Wyoming on “Cavuto Coast To Coast” Monday. He could use his financial expertise to help solve the state’s economic crisis, Friess said.

“I’m designed to be more of an executive running $15 billion and managing 70 people. I learned sort of how do you encourage people,” Friess said. “How do you lift them up? How do you evaluate them — not on their past and where they are but what they can become. How to see people’s strengths and pretty well ignoring their weakness. So, these leadership skills I think I’d like to bring into play.”

Friess met with governors from other states facing similar issues and was able to discuss viable options to help kick start Wyoming’s economy, he said.

“The biggest thing in Wyoming: we have some significant economic problems, and I have become friends with Doug Burgum and Suzanna Martinez, who have to deal with the same issues. They’re very oil related. And they’ve done a great job in bringing other businesses.”

“I don’t believe government is in the business of creating businesses and jobs,” he continued. “But as governor, I hope I can support my fellow citizens who are trying to do that the best way I can.”

Friess hopes to strengthen the spirit of Wyoming and bring that same sense of “civility” to other parts of the country.


“Wyoming has a very, very beautiful, open space and a life-style, and that’s why Wyoming is so attractive and why businesses might want to locate there,” Friess added.

“The people, the ethic, the friendliness, the kindness, and I hope I could take that spirit from Wyoming and create it. Our nation needs a return to civility; and when it comes to that, Wyoming is what America could be,” Friess concluded.

“Part of that my role will be serving the people of Wyoming; but in the process, hopefully there will be some overflow that can make that happen around the country.”

In March, Friess offered to match up to $2.5 million in donations to help stop school shootings. Donations given to the National Christian Foundation’s “Return to Civility Fund” would “go specifically to programs that improve school safety, develop youth mentoring, and promote a return to civility in our schools.”

*Editor’s Note: Foster Friess is a supporter of The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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