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Enzi to run, Cheney will challenge for Wyoming U.S. Senate seat

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LIZ CHENEY-WYOMING

Liz Cheney to challenge US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyo.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney says she will run against Wyoming's senior U.S. senator in next year's Republican primary.

She announced her campaign in a statement Tuesday, and the news was confirmed by her campaign manager, Kara Hearn.

Liz Cheney is 46 and the elder of Dick Cheney's two daughters.

She has been in the public eye in recent years as a Fox News political commentator. Last year, Cheney and her husband bought a home in the posh northwest Wyoming community of Jackson Hole.

Since then, Cheney has been a frequent speaker at Republican Party events in the state.

She holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and has worked for the State Department and the Agency for International Development.

ENZI-RE-ELECTION

Wyoming Sen. Enzi announces re-election bid

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi has announced he will seek re-election.

Wyoming's senior U.S. senator announced Tuesday that he intends to run next year. He says he intends to make another, formal announcement at a later date.

Enzi, a former state legislator and mayor of Gillette, was first elected to the Senate in 1996.

Enzi had declined comment recently on then-speculation that Liz Cheney, daughter for former Vice President Dick Cheney, would run against him in next year's Republican primary.

Enzi emphasized on Tuesday that he intends to concentrate on serving in the Senate until the campaign gets under way.

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