Liz Cheney: Future Member of Congress?

Politico thinks she might be considering a run in Wyoming

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 5, 2012 9:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Liz Cheney has become such a regular on the Wyoming political circuit this year that Politico can't help but speculate whether she'll follow in dad's footsteps and run for office in her former home state. Everything seems to add up: Cheney is currently a resident of Virginia, but she and her husband are considering buying a home in Jackson Hole, says the article. And while they have five kids, the oldest is leaving for college this year.

“She’s putting herself in a position now so she can eventually do it,” says one Republican. Cheney herself deflects such questions and says she just wants to help Mitt Romney get elected, but a few potential scenarios are in the offing: If Sen Mike Enzio retires in 2014, that opens up his seat for her or possibly the seat of a current House member who might seek to replace him.

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Liz Cheney: a future office-holder in Wisconsin?   (AP Photo/David McNew)
Dick Cheney and daughter Liz.
Dick Cheney and daughter Liz.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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