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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Liz Cheney Wins Father's Old Congress Seat

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.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

name recognition. So important!