On Saturday, The New York Times reported that Cheney filed federal election documents that indicated she intends to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She plans to run in Wyoming, a state in which she has lived only two years—specifically, she lives in Jackson Hole, a resort town located in one of the wealthiest counties in the country. Cheney reportedly will announce her campaign on Monday, running on a pro-coal and anti-climate action platform.
The daughter of accused war criminal Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney is not a newcomer to political races. In 2014, she bailed on a Senate challenge to another Republican, citing “health issues”—not to mention dismal polling numbers.
Cheney has also been publicly denounced by her sister Mary Cheney, a lesbian who said she didn’t support her sister’s campaign last time around on the basis that Liz Cheney actively opposed gay marriage. Mary Cheney has not yet commented on her sister’s latest bid to become a member of Congress who opposes her family’s fundamental human rights.