Liz Cheney running for Republican Conference chair: report

Liz Cheney running for Republican Conference chair: report
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Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyElection Countdown: Florida Senate race heads to hand recount | Dem flips Maine House seat | New 2020 trend - the 'friend-raiser' | Ad war intensifies in Mississippi runoff | Blue wave batters California GOP The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Trump sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | Insurgents seek female challenger to Pelosi for Speakership | Broward County finishes machine recount The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — House, Senate leaders named as Pelosi lobbies for support to be Speaker MORE (R-Wyo.) is running for a top GOP leadership post in the House, according to a new report.

A source close to Cheney confirmed to CNN that she's running for chair of the Republican Conference.

The Hill could not immediately reach Cheney's office.

Liz Cheney's father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, served as conference chair when he represented Wyoming in the House, CNN reports.

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Cheney has been fundraising across the country for GOP candidates and has been an active fundraiser since she entered office, CNN noted.

Thursday and Friday she will fundraise alongside house Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseMcCarthy, other Republicans back Ratcliffe to be next attorney general Rep. Mike Johnson wins race for RSC chairman Election Countdown: Florida Senate race heads to hand recount | Dem flips Maine House seat | New 2020 trend - the 'friend-raiser' | Ad war intensifies in Mississippi runoff | Blue wave batters California GOP MORE (R-La.) in an effort to get conservatives out to vote in eight congressional races.

If the GOP holds the House after the midterm elections on Tuesday and Cheney emerges as conference chair, she will be the fourth highest ranking member of House GOP leadership.

She would hold the third highest position if Republicans lose their majority in the House, as the Speaker position would then pass into Democrats' hands. 

Democrats are predicted to flip the House next Tuesday, and Democrats are growing increasingly confident they will take the majority.