Cheney, 3 years established in Wyoming, weighs US House bid

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Republican Liz Cheney has won a second term as Wyoming's lone U.S. House representative.


Cheney beat Democratic businessman Greg Hunter of Laramie in a race that drew little attention compared to her previous campaigns.


Cheney first won office by beating Democrat Ryan Greene by a more than 2-to-1 margin in 2016. She dominated a field of nine candidates in that year's Republican primary.


Cheney has sponsored and supported several bills to help Wyoming's coal, oil and natural gas industries. One bill that has not yet passed would allow states to handle oil and gas permitting on federal land.


She is a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Congresswoman Liz Cheney released the following statement on her reelection to serve Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I’m honored by the trust the people of Wyoming have again placed in me to serve as their Representative in Congress, and I thank my opponents for their willingness to participate in our political process. I am grateful for all of the volunteers who worked on behalf of our campaign. Now that the election is over, we must keep our promises, fight to restore America’s power in the world and protect the strength of the economy for our families, workers, ranchers, industries and every one of our citizens. Serving alongside Senators Barrasso and Enzi and now Governor-elect Mark Gordon on behalf of Wyoming is more than a privilege, it is a charge to uphold. I will never stop fighting for our beloved state.”

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