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Liz Cheney Is Likely Wyoming's Next Congresswoman
She wins the GOP primary for state's at-large House seat

Liz Cheney, center, seen here with Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi in Washington in December 2015, won the Cowboy State's Republican primary Tuesday for its at-large House seat. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has won the Republican primary for Wyoming's at-large congressional district, setting her up for an easy November election in this safe Republican seat.

When the Associated Press called the race Tuesday night, she had carried 40 percent of the vote in the nine-way primary for the seat her father once held. 

The Return of Liz Cheney
Former vice president's daughter expected to easily win GOP primary for open seat

Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, talks with Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who she ran against in 2014, at the unveiling of the bust of her father in the Capitol Visitor Center late last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Liz Cheney is about to do what she couldn't do in 2014: return to Washington, D.C. 

Three years ago, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney angered the Wyoming political establishment by trying to defeat senior Sen. Michael B. Enzi in a primary. 

Will Republicans Have Fewer Women in the House Next Year?
Renee Ellmers is third GOP female member not returning in 2017

Missouri Rep. Ann Wagner, left, has been a a leader in recruiting Republican women to run for the House where North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers, second from right, is one of at least three Republican women not returning to the House next year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The defeat of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers  Tuesday night means that at least three of the 22 Republican women in the House will not be returning next year.   

All three women are outspoken and prominent members of a party that is trying to increase its appeal among women voters nationally.   

Liz Cheney Would Have to Overcome Hard Feelings for 2016 Run

Cheney is considering another way to join Wyoming's delegation. (File Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

If Republican Liz Cheney decides to give a second run for office in Wyoming a try, she will have to overcome some hard feelings from her first bid two years ago.  

As short as her first campaign was, it had serious implications, including emboldening Sen. Michael B. Enzi, who had considered retirement; splitting her family over her comments about gay marriage; and "ticking off" the state's political leaders, a Republican operative who works with campaigns in Wyoming said.