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Liz Cheney bid strains friendship, political allegiance in Wyoming
Liz Cheney bid strains friendship, political allegiance in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is a vast, beautifully rugged and sparsely populated state. Stick around long enough and you’re bound to hear, more than once, its description as “a small town with really long streets.” The vintage is uncertain — the statement is variously credited to former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and former Democratic Gov. Mike Sullivan, among others — but the depiction helps explain the close-quarters discomfort caused by Liz Cheney’s surprise bid for U.S. Senate.  Cheney’s father, the former vice president and a six-term Wyoming congressman, is deeply revered in the state. The incumbent senator, fellow Republican Mike...

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