Liz Cheney: Time for 'new generation' in US Senate

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Associated Press

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 4:06 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney says "it's time for a new generation" in explaining her GOP primary challenge to Wyoming's senior U.S. senator next year.

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney tells The Associated Press that long-term incumbency is part of the problem in Washington these days. She says she does not view seniority "as a plus."

Cheney is challenging popular Sen. Mike Enzi, who has served three terms in the Senate. Enzi announced Tuesday that he will run for a fourth term.

A Republican incumbent facing a serious primary challenge is almost unheard of in Wyoming.

Cheney lived in Virginia until recently. Last year, she bought a home in Jackson Hole. She was born in Madison, Wis., but says Wyoming has always been her home.

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