Liz Cheney Wins U.S. House Seat

Nov 9, 2016

The daughter of a former Vice President is Wyoming’s new Congressman. Liz Cheney easily defeated Ryan Greene to win the same seat that was once held by her father Dick. 

Credit Bob Beck / Wyoming Public Radio

Cheney had been accused of being a carpet bagger after moving to the state to run for federal office. But her strong views about abolishing the Environmental Protection Agency and against a number of Obama administration policies gained her support. Cheney says it was a message many wanted to hear.

“People are very concerned about what’s happened in the last eight years and really want to make sure that we fight back and that we do everything we can to put a stop to it. And my dedication in ensuring that we do everything possible to restoring our constitutional rights and freedoms turned out to be successful.”

Cheney easily out raised and outspent all of her opponents. Cheney plans to work with Congressman Cynthia Lummis to get up to speed so that she can hit the ground running. She says she looks forward to working with President elect Donald Trump.