Liz Cheney re-nominated for Wyoming Energy and Commerce Committee

Story updated Nov. 16 with additional coverage. The Casper Star-Tribune is reporting that Wyoming state Republicans will reject a move to re-nominate her mother for a second term on the House Energy and Commerce…

Liz Cheney re-nominated for Wyoming Energy and Commerce Committee

Story updated Nov. 16 with additional coverage.

The Casper Star-Tribune is reporting that Wyoming state Republicans will reject a move to re-nominate her mother for a second term on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The paper says there were 97 “yes” votes to reject Sen. Liz Cheney’s re-nomination to the committee. About 125 “no” votes are needed to rescind her endorsement. The newspaper reports that her father and former Secretary of State Mike Cheney, who backed the former Wyoming state senator’s bid, didn’t vote in her re-nomination.

The paper notes that her campaign posted a comment on its Facebook page saying, “We respect the results of today’s county convention and continue to look forward to campaigning across the vast 24,000 square mile of Wyoming in support of Senator Cheney’s re-election and her service to the people of Wyoming and the nation.”

Sen. Mitch McConnell says she’s been “a nice little kid” but added “one with some tough shoes to fill.”

Sen. Cory Gardner, who runs the Senate GOP’s campaign arm, questioned Cheney’s credentials, saying she “made the transition from the Wyoming Senate to the United States Senate on her own merits.”

Others, like Susan Cox, the Democrat who lost to Cheney, are glad that the GOP nominees did not have her father’s backing.

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