Cheney Announces Bid For GOP Leadership

Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) announced her candidacy for House Republican Conference chair on Wednesday morning.

In a letter sent to colleagues in the House of Representatives, Cheney championed revamped Republican messaging, a developed ground game, and a switch to the offensive in the face of attacks from Democrats.

Cheney is challenging Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R., Wash.) for the position. McMorris Rodgers won reelection last night, defeating Democrat Lisa Brown. The Wyoming Republican is former Vice President Dick Cheney’s eldest daughter and a former State Department official. She has held Wyoming’s at-large congressional seat since winning election in 2016.

Cheney pointed to Republican losses in the midterm elections under McMorris Rodgers’ chairmanship as proof of messaging failures. “Despite the tremendous success of the Trump economy, tax cuts, historic regulatory reform, and crucial efforts to begin rebuilding our military and restoring American strength and power,” she wrote, “we will be in the minority in the 116th Congress.”

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.