Liz Cheney, daughter of former vice-president and top neocon Dick Cheney, filed federal election documents Friday showing she’s running for Wyoming’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Campaign officials said she plans to formally announce Monday.
Cheney faces a field of eight Republican competitors.
Cheney is married to Philip Perry, a partner at the law firm of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C.
She appears to be a much an evil neocon as her father.
She headed the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group established in March 2006, a unit within the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
In April 2006, The New York Times published a story critical of Cheney's work, particularly with respect to Iran. Of particular scrutiny was a grants program administered by Elizabeth Cheney's unit, in collaboration with a Republican-affiliated foundation, the International Republican Institute. The Times maintained that when the group became controversial, with critics saying that it was plotting covert actions that could escalate into war with Iran and Syria, the group was disbanded, by May 2006...
In October 2009, Liz Cheney, William Kristol, and Deborah Burlingame launched, as board members, a non-profit 501(c)4 organization called Keep America Safe. The group's stated purpose is to "provide information for concerned Americans about critical national security issues". The organization drew strong criticism from conservative lawyers, many of whom had worked for the Bush administration, after its campaign against the "The Al Qaeda 7", seven Justice Department lawyers in the Obama administration that previously had worked as defense lawyers for Gitmo detainees. Shortly after, all public information about the organization disappeared from Internet-RW