Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming has decided against running for Senate in 2020.
The No. 3-ranking House Republican had considered her options for several months after Sen. Mike Enzi announced he would not seek reelection. Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has a strong interest in foreign policy, leading to assumptions she would run for the Senate.
But the Casper Star Tribune reported on Thursday that Cheney will run for reelection to her at-large House seat and presumably seek to stay on as House Republican Conference chairwoman. Her father held both posts during his decade in the House before he was tapped as defense secretary by President George H.W. Bush in 1989.
“I believe I can have the biggest impact for the people of Wyoming by remaining in leadership in the House of Representatives and working to take our Republican majority,” Cheney said.