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Liz Cheney May Run For Congress In Wyoming

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Liz Cheney, a former deputy assistant secretary of state and the oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is considering running for an open House seat in Wyoming.

Cheney acknowledged that she might mount a campaign after Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis announced Thursday she planned to retire from Congress.

“I am taking a serious look at running and will be discussing this with my family and others around the state as I make my decision in the coming weeks,” Cheney told The Associated Press.

Cheney briefly ran for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming in 2014 — challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Enzi — but ended up withdrawing from the race.

Her father once represented the at-large congressional district seat.

Earlier this summer, Liz and Dick Cheney went on a book tour, criticizing President Obama and Hillary Clinton on foreign policy and defending the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq.

“All the debates about Iraq you see seem to kind of gloss over sometimes what the situation was in the Iraq on the morning of January 20, 2009 when President Obama took the oath of office and became commander in chief,” Liz Cheney said in an August interview with The Daily Caller. “And what’s inarguable is that point: Iraq was in good shape. And basically we had won.”

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