Liz Cheney is running for Congress
According to media reports Sunday, the elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney,, has filed federal election documents showing she’s running for Wyoming’s lone seat in the House.
Campaign officials say Cheney plans to formally announce Monday in Gillette, Wyoming. She couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
As reported by CNN, Cheney ran a brief and ill-fated Senate campaign in 2013. She tried to unseat Wyoming’s senior U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, a fellow Republican, but failed to gain traction among Wyoming’s political establishment.
She quit her campaign seven months before the 2014 primary.
This time, Cheney seeks to replace Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis,who plans to retire at the end of her term.
Cheney faces a field of eight Republican competitors including two experienced Wyoming state legislators.
Dick Cheney held Wyoming’s House seat from 1979 until 1989, when he resigned to become secretary of defense. Current Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis plans to retire this year.