Liz Cheney Wins Primary for Seat Her Father Held

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, swept to victory in a crowded race for the Republican nomination for Wyoming’s lone House seat — a post once held by her father.

Her victory Tuesday makes it likely she will win the general election in the heavily Republican district.

Her win marks a comeback from her first shot at Wyoming politics in 2014, when she brashly challenged Sen. Mike Enzi, the state’s senior Republican. Many prominent Wyoming Republicans accused her two years ago of being a “carpetbagger” and criticized her for challenging an incumbent when she had only recently moved from Virginia. She quickly dropped out of the race.

This time around, however, she and seven other Republicans were vying for an open House seat. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is not seeking re-election.

A former Fox News commentator and State Department official, Liz Cheney drew on her national contacts in funding her primary victory. She brought in $1.5 million through July, banking almost 10 times more money than her three opponents combined.