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Cheney daughter's house buy sparks speculation about political prospects

May 25, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Liz Cheney and her husband have bought a house in Jackson Hole, a move likely to fuel speculation that the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney has political aspirations in her family's home state of Wyoming.

Public records filed Wednesday and obtained by The Associated Press reveal the home sale in Wilson, a posh enclave a few miles west of Jackson.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom log house sits on 2.4 acres and boasts views of the Teton Range. The asking price was $1.9 million, according to real estate listings.

Liz Cheney joined Fox News as a contributor in January. She is an attorney and former State Department official who co-founded the national security advocacy organization Keep America Safe. She and her husband, Philip Perry, have five children.

She lives in Virginia but lately has been showing up at Republican events around Wyoming. While Liz Cheney would be unlikely to take on any member of the all-Republican and safely popular Wyoming congressional delegation, the visits have led to speculation she has an eye on office.

Her appearances included Dick Cheney's first public engagement since his recent heart transplant. Liz Cheney joined her father onstage at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in April. T

he two chatted mostly about Dick Cheney's long political career, and Liz Cheney spoke little about herself, making no hint at a run.

She did not immediately return a message seeking comment Thursday.

Liz Cheney has been raising money for Republicans around Wyoming and any talk about her political plans is pure speculation, said Tammy Hooper, chairwoman of the Wyoming Republican Party.

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