Liz Cheney to Run for Congress Again

Liz Cheney
The Associated Press

Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is expected to announce that she is running for Congress in Wyoming.

According to the Morning Consult, Cheney will be running for Rep. Cynthia Lummis’s seat. Lummis is set to retire at the end of 2016.

Cheney ran for Senate in 2014 as a primary challenger to Sen. Mike Enzi. She eventually dropped out of the race, citing “serious health issues” in her family. At the time she announced she was dropping out, polls showed that Enzi had a huge lead over her.

According to Morning Consult:

Several county Republican Party chairmen said they had not heard from Liz Cheney, though sources say she is likely to announce her candidacy as early as this weekend. Kara Ahern, who worked for Cheney during her brief bid against Republican Sen. Mike Enzi in 2014, is likely to manage her race this time around.

Cheney won’t have the race to herself: At least six other Republicans are already running, including state Sen. Leland Christensen and state Rep. Tim Stubson.

Christensen, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has support from Lummis’s daughter, Annaliese Wiederspahn; both he and Cheney hail from donor-rich Teton County, in Wyoming’s northwest corner. Stubson, the No. 3 Republican in the state House, is from Casper.

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