House of Representatives

Liz Cheney wins VP dad's old House seat in Wyoming

Liz Cheney address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in 2016.

Liz Cheney address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in 2016.  (AP)

Republican Liz Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, on Tuesday won her father's old House seat in Wyoming.

The 50-year-old Cheney succeeds Cynthia Lummis who decided not to seek re-election to Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Cheney trounced her main opponent, Democrat Ryan Greene, capturing more than 60 percent of the vote with 60 percent of precincts reporting.

Dick Cheney was elected to the House in 1978 and served until 1989, winning reelection five times.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.