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Liz Cheney Ad Features Daughters Touting 'Family's Deep Roots In Wyoming'

11/25/2013 12:16 pm ET | Updated Nov 25, 2013

Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney (R) released a new campaign ad on Monday featuring her daughters touting the family's "deep roots in Wyoming."

In the ad, the daughters detail the history of the Cheney family in the Cowboy State, starting when the family first arrived in 1852. Cheney's daughters also note their pride in their political family, including their grandfather, former Vice President Dick Cheney.

The former vice president recently defended his daughter against claims she's a "carpetbagger." Cheney purchased a home in Wyoming in 2012 after previously living in Virginia.

"[S]he's got ancestors that go back to two great-great-grandmothers who walked the Mormon trail in 1852 through Wyoming, her great-grandfather settled in Wyoming in 1907 as a cowhand, and then raised a family of five in a tent in the midwest oil fields, one of whom was her grandmother, and she became the first woman deputy sheriff in Natrona County. And we've got good roots in the state," Cheney said in a November interview with Larry King.

Cheney is facing off against Sen. Mike Enzi in a 2014 Republican primary.

Watch Cheney's latest campaign ad above.

CORRECTION: The piece originally said Cheney's grandmother served in Ventura County. She served in Natrona County.

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