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Liz Cheney Wins Father's Old Congress Seat

Liz Cheney Wins Father's Old Congress Seat

Liz Cheney (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

By    |   Wednesday, 09 November 2016 12:40 AM

Republican Liz Cheney defeated Democrat Ryan Greene on Tuesday to win the Wyoming congressional seat once held by her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Cheney has never served in elected office, but was favored to win due to her family name recognition and the fact the GOP has held the state's lone House seat since 1978.

She had faced criticism, however, because she had not lived in Wyoming. She is a former State Department official who lost her only previous race in 2013 when she attempted to defeat the incumbent Republican in 2013.

Cheney's eldest daughter and a former State Department aide marked a political comeback. She mounted a brief primary challenge to Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., in 2014.

She was heavily favored to win the seat her father once held for 10 years.

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Republican Liz Cheney defeated Democrat Ryan Greene on Tuesday to win the Wyoming congressional seat once held by her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.
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