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February 2, 2016

Liz Cheney ‘Taking Nothing for Granted’ in Second Campaign

Cheney. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Cheney is running for Wyoming’s sole seat in the House. (Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Liz Cheney has many of the things one might hope to have when launching a campaign for Congress in a state as red as Wyoming.

As a Fox News contributor and author, she built a national profile she could use to leverage support from conservative donors. She has past, though unsuccessful, experience running for office. And she has a last name that is still revered in parts of the Republican electorate because of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served a decade in the same seat.

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January 30, 2016

Liz Cheney Plans to Run for Wyoming’s House Seat

Cheney. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Cheney’s challenge against Enzi in 2012 caused some heartburn in Republican political circles. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

A couple months of “consideration” will come to an end early next week, when Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney plans to announce her candidacy for the state’s at-large House seat, a Republican official confirmed Saturday following an Associated Press report.

Cheney — a Republican political commentator whose father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, represented Wyoming in the House from 1979 to 1989 — plans to join the growing field of candidates running to replace Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis, who announced in November she would not run for re-election.  Full story

November 13, 2015

Liz Cheney Would Have to Overcome Hard Feelings for 2016 Run

Cheney is considering another way to join Wyoming's delegation.  (File Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Cheney is considering another way to join Wyoming’s delegation. (File Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

If Republican Liz Cheney decides to give a second run for office in Wyoming a try, she will have to overcome some hard feelings from her first bid two years ago.

As short as her first campaign was, it had serious implications, including emboldening Sen. Michael B. Enzi, who had considered retirement; splitting her family over her comments about gay marriage; and “ticking off” the state’s political leaders, a Republican operative who works with campaigns in Wyoming said.

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By Eli Yokley Posted at 4:05 p.m.
Primaries, Wyo.-AL

November 12, 2015

Cynthia Lummis Will Not Seek Fifth Term in House

Lummis, R-Wyo., won't seek re-election. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Lummis, R-Wyo., won’t seek re-election. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Updated 7 a.m. Friday | Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis, a Republican who has represented the entire state of Wyoming in the House since 2009, said she will not seek re-election in 2016.

In a statement, Lummis, said that representing the state “is a great honor and a serious responsibility,” but, “after much thought,” she has decided not to seek a fifth term.  Full story

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