Then Senate candidate Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in Little America Hotel and Resort, Cheyenne, Wyo., July 17, 2013. Cheney has announced she is considering another congressional bid. 
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Liz Cheney reportedly taking a ‘serious look’ at congressional run

Liz Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, says she’s considering another bid for Congress.

The 49-year-old Republican told the Associated Press on Thursday evening that she’s “taking a serious look at running” for an open seat in the House for Wyoming and “will be discussing this with my family and others around the state as I make my decision in the coming weeks.”

The news comes as GOP Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, who assumed office in 2009, recently announced she would not seek re-election next year.

If she does run, it won’t be her first congressional bid. Cheney, who worked in the U.S. State Department during the George W. Bush Administration, made a run for the Senate in 2014 against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Enzi. Citing “serious health issues in her family,” she eventually dropped her primary challenge, however – ending a bitter race that included a public fight over same-sex marriage with her gay sister.

Cheney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.