Nation | Elections

Liz Cheney, Daughter Of Former VP, To Run For Senate

NPR | July 17, 2013 9:55 a.m.

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Mark Memmott

Liz Cheney in 2010.

Liz Cheney in 2010.

Chris Usher, CBS/Landov

Liz Cheney, the elder of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s two daughters, a former State Department official and a conservative commentator who’s often on Fox, is going to challenge Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in next year’s Republican primary.

According to The Associated Press, Cheney, 46, confirmed what had been wide speculation about her plans on Tuesday — not long after the 69-year-old Enzi said that he will seek a fourth term.

Her family’s roots are in Wyoming. Dick Cheney was the state’s congressman from 1979-89.

According to The Hill, Cheney could give Enzi, “a tough race. She is well-known to national Republican donors, especially those focused on international issues.”

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