Liz Cheney expected to run for Congress

Update – 1/31: AP is reporting that Ms. Cheney filed paperwork with the FEC on Friday, and will make a public announcement Monday of a run for Wyoming’s at-large congressional seat as a Republican.

 

Elizabeth Cheney, the daughter of former Vice-President Dick Cheney, will reportedly seek Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to Morning Consult, Cheney is “likely to launch her bid within days.”

Wyoming’s seat is being vacated by the retiring GOP House member, Cynthia Lummis.

Cheney, an attorney and former State Department official who served in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs during the Bush Administration, will be making her second attempt at elected office.

The former Vice-President’s daughter challenged GOP incumbent senator, Mike Enzi, in the Wyoming senate primary in 2014, but struggled to raise money and was forced to fend off questions about her residence.

Citing family health issues, Cheney ended her bid to unseat Enzi in early 2014.

Ms. Cheney is one of seven GOP candidates who have announced or expressed an interest in running for Congress in Wyoming.

Since leaving the State Department, Cheney co-founded The Alliance for a Strong America with her father and has been a contributor to Fox News.

Dick Cheney was Wyoming’s U.S. representative from 1979-1989, before serving as President George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense from 1989-1993.

 

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