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  Cheney, Elizabeth "Liz"
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NameElizabeth "Liz" Cheney
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Wilson, Wyoming , United States
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Born July 28, 1966 (54 years)
ContributorThe Sunset Provision
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Jan 29, 2019 01:52pm
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InfoShe is the elder daughter of United States Vice President Dick Cheney and Second Lady Lynne Cheney. She has been appointed to posts that make her influential in her own right, and she is married to Philip Perry, the former General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Elizabeth graduated from McLean High School in 1984. She received her bachelor's degree from Colorado College and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1996.

Prior to attending law school, Cheney worked for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development between 1989 and 1993. After 1993, she took a job at Armitage Associates LLP, the consulting firm founded by Richard Armitage, then a former Defense Department official who later served as Deputy Secretary of State.

After graduating from law school, Cheney practiced law in the private sector and as an international law attorney and consultant at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. She has also served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the former Soviet Union, and as a USAID officer in U.S. embassies in Budapest and Warsaw.

She and husband Perry have five children: three daughters, Kate (b. 1994), Elizabeth (b. 1997), and Grace (b. 2000); and two sons, Philip Richard (b. July 2, 2004) and Richard (b. July 11, 2006).

In 2002 she was appointed to the newly created position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. The appointment followed publicized policy divisions between the Vice President's office and the State Department on Middle East policy.[citation needed] She left that post in 2003 to serve in her father's re-election campaign.

In February 2005, she returned to the US State Department and was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives.

In this position, Cheney supported the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, C. David Welch, and coordinated U.S. multilateral efforts to promote and support democracy, expanded education and economic opportunities in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Her position made her the second-ranking U.S. diplomat for the Middle East.

Cheney also headed the Iran-Syria Operations Group (ISOG), a unit within the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. ISOG has an $80 million budget to promote democracy in Iran and to develop administration policy for Iran and Syria.

Cheney resigned from the State Department in the spring of 2006.

In late January 2007 Cheney penned an editorial in The Washington Post outlining the military and national security faults of Senator Hillary Clinton's recently adopted position on the war.[1]




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Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm Statement Liz Cheney: 'I Am Not Pro-Gay Marriage'  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 21, 2013 01:00pm News Liz Cheney Pays Fine For Fishy Fishing License  Article WesternDem 
Sep 16, 2012 11:00am Video Liz Cheney Claims Obama Has "Abandoned" Czechoslovakia (Which Hasn't Existed Since The Early '90s)  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Mar 08, 2010 05:00pm General Republicans scold Liz Cheney  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 14, 2009 11:00am General Liz Cheney Weighs Political Bid  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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FAMILY
Father Dick Cheney 1941-
Sister Mary Cheney 1969-
Mother Lynne Vincent Cheney 1941-

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RACES
  11/17/2020 US House Republican Conference Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/2020 WY At-Large Won 68.56% (+43.99%)
  08/18/2020 WY At-Large - R Primary Won 73.46% (+47.34%)
  01/03/2019 US House Armed Services Committee Minority Members Won 2.00% (-4.44%)
  11/14/2018 US House Republican Conference Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2018 WY At-Large Won 63.59% (+33.82%)
  08/21/2018 WY At-Large - R Primary Won 67.72% (+47.87%)
  11/08/2016 WY At-Large Won 62.03% (+32.06%)
  08/16/2016 WY At-Large - R Primary Won 39.78% (+17.84%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  08/19/2014 WY US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-81.79%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  11/17/2020 US House Minority Leader Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  08/18/2020 WY US Senate - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-59.67%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA District 06 - R Primary - Jun 09, 2020 R Karen Handel
AL US Senate - R Primary - Mar 03, 2020 R Bradley Byrne
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Fred Thompson
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Mitt Romney
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