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Liz Cheney for Wyoming Senate talk grows

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

Now that she's moved back to Wyoming, speculation is growing that Liz Cheney, the GOP activist and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is interested in political office.

Fans told Secrets that it began right after she returned to Jackson, Wyoming and sparked anew when the state Chamber of Commerce said she would address them next month.

Much of the speculation focuses on a potential Senate run should GOP Sen. Mike Enzi, up for reelection in 2014, decide against a bid. GOP strategists say that the Cheney's roots in Wyoming, where the former vice president was a congressman, and her connections would be a powerful force that would easily propel her into office.

Enzi typically is a late decider. In his last reelection, he didn't announce his plans until the March before the November election and aides don't expect him to change this time. But so far this is no indication that he is not running. "He loves his job, feels he's making a difference, and is doing everything to make sure he'd be reelected," said an aide.

And by moving from Northern Virginia, she drops from the list of women expected to seek Rep. Frank Wolf's congressional seat when he eventually retires. They include State Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel and State Del. Barbara Comstock.