Liz Cheney

Liz Cheney to run for Senate

The daughter of the former vice president announced her campaign in a statement Tuesday


Associated Press
July 17, 2013 1:49AM (UTC)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney says she will run against Wyoming’s senior US senator in next year’s Republican primary.

She announced her campaign in a statement Tuesday, and the news was confirmed by her campaign manager, Kara Hearn.

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Liz Cheney is 46 and the elder of Dick Cheney’s two daughters.

She has been in the public eye in recent years as a Fox News political commentator. Last year, Cheney and her husband bought a home in the posh northwest Wyoming community of Jackson Hole.

Since then, Cheney has been a frequent speaker at Republican Party events in the state.

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She holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and has worked for the State Department and the Agency for International Development.

Enzi announced Tuesday that he will seek a fourth term in office.

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