"At this perilous time, we must have a strong, conservative voice representing Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives," Liz Cheney says

By Tierney McAfee
Updated February 03, 2016 04:40 PM
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Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will run for Wyoming’s only House seat, she announced Monday night on Facebook.

“At this perilous time, we must have a strong, conservative voice representing Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives,” wrote the Republican, who ran for Senate in the state two years ago in a much-maligned bid. “I am running because I will be that voice. Together, we will draw the line and take back our freedom, our state and our country.”

The attorney and television pundit moved her family from Virginia to Wyoming to run for Senate there in 2014. After a failed effort to unseat incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, Cheney quit the Republican Wyoming Senate primary, citing “serious health issues” in her family.

She was criticized at the time for running for office in a state she had not lived in for decades. And as the Huffington Post and other outlets were quick to point out, Cheney announced her second bid Monday night not from Wyoming but from Alexandria, Virginia, according to the geotag on her Facebook post, which has since been removed.

Cheney now plans to run to replace Representative Cynthia M. Lummis, a four-term Republican who is retiring at the end of the year, according to The New York Times.