The daughter of Darth Cheney wants Wyoming’s only US House seat. The Associated Press reports:
The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt to woo voters in a state where she has been a full-time resident only for the past few years. Liz Cheney filed federal election documents Friday showing she’s running for Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Campaign officials said she plans to formally announce Monday in Gillette, a northeastern Wyoming town hit hard by the downturn in the coal industry. The plans suggest she will base her campaign on fears that the Obama administration is waging a “war on coal” with climate-change regulations and a recently announced moratorium on federal coal leasing. Cheney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Cheney ran a brief and ill-fated U.S. Senate campaign in 2013. She tried to unseat Wyoming senior U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, a fellow Republican, but failed to gain traction among Wyoming’s political establishment. The former Fox News commentator drew considerable nationwide attention but virtually no mainstream Republicans in the state endorsed her — despite the fact that the GOP dominates Wyoming politics at every level.
(Tipped by JMG reader David)