Liz Cheney Wins Third Wyoming U.S. House Term

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U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney won election to a third term as Wyoming’s lone member of the U.S. House on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Lynnette Grey Bull.

Cheney won 240,547 to Grey Bull’s 61,552, according to unofficial returns. Richard Brubaker, a Libertarian, won 8,998 votes and Jeff Haggit, a member of the Constitutional Party, collected 6,961.

The unofficial returns did not include any votes from Sweetwater County, which had not reported any returns as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.

As in Wyoming’s Senate race, the campaign marked the first time in Wyoming history two women ran against each other for the state’s U.S. House seat.

Lummis, the daughter of former vice president and U.S. Rep. Dick Cheney, ran on her record of conservative leadership while serving in the U.S. House since 2016. 

The member of the House Armed Services and Natural Resources committees pointed to her work on issues such as preventing court interference with wolf management, enhancing the competitiveness of Wyoming soda ash and moving the management of oil and gas permitting on federal lands into state hands during her campaign.

Greybull, the first indigenous woman to seek federal office from Wyoming, vowed if elected to pursue affordable health care, maintain and enhance benefits for veterans and help the state address changes in energy production that have hurt traditional fossil fuel production.

She also pledged to act in a bipartisan fashion, working with members of the Republican Party to accomplish her goals.

The California native moved to Wyoming in 2017 and is director of the Wind River/Department of Interior Land Buyback Program for Tribal Nations. The group is working to distribute $1.9 billion in awards made for the mismanagement of tribal land.

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