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Liz Cheney Announces She's Running For Congress In Wyoming... From Virginia

The daughter of the former vice president started her campaign off with a gaffe.

Elizabeth Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will run for Wyoming's lone House seat as a Republican, she announced Monday night on Facebook -- from Virginia.

"At this perilous time," Cheney wrote, "we must have a strong, conservative voice representing Wyoming in the U.S. House of Representatives. I am running because I will be that voice." There was one big problem: Cheney's post was geotagged -- from Alexandria, Virginia. (The geotag has since been removed.)

Cheney, a television pundit whose previous foray into Wyoming politics was a spectacularly failed primary campaign against Sen. Mike Enzi (R), may have an easier time winning the state's open House seat than she did trying to oust a sitting senator. But if she's trying to portray herself as a Wyoming native rather than a fixture of the Washington, D.C. elite, she's off to a bad start. 

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