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Lynne Cheney On Her Daughter Running For Congress Again: 'I Sure Hope So'

05/07/2014 12:42 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2014

Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has recently been promoting her book on President James Madison, but she's also been touting something else very close to her heart -- her daughter Liz.

Liz Cheney, the eldest daughter of the former vice president, bowed out of her Wyoming Senate bid in January because of a health issue with one of her daughters.

In an interview with USA Today's Susan Page published Tuesday, Lynne Cheney says she would love to see her daughter take a second crack at running for Congress.

"I sure hope so ... she'll do exactly the right thing, in my opinion, if she runs for office again," Cheney said. "She'd be a terrific candidate and a terrific representative or senator for us."

Liz Cheney's Senate run was controversial; she moved to Wyoming from Virginia a year before announcing her challenge to longtime incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi in the Republican primary. (Cheney last lived in Wyoming before attending high school in Virginia.)

Lynne Cheney quashed any potential rumors Tuesday that her daughter would run in Virginia, essentially shielding her from a second round of carpetbagging charges.

"She's in Wyoming. That's where the kids are riding horses and skiing and going to proms," Cheney said.

Cheney also said her husband, though no longer in office, plans to be very active in helping Republicans pick up congressional seats in the 2014 election cycle.

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