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

    9:28 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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    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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