Cheney poised for House leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Wyoming's lone congresswoman, Liz Cheney, is poised to follow in her father's footsteps by becoming a member of House Republican leadership.

Cheney is running for Republican conference chair and would be the only woman in the House Republican leadership.

The leadership elections are set for Wednesday. The conference chair is the third-ranking job and comes with several duties, including organizing the House GOP's regular weekly meetings and developing the party's message to voters.

So far, Cheney is unopposed. She says Republicans in the House need to change how they operate and be more aggressive and fast-responding with their message. They'll be in the minority next year as Democrats take over the House.

Cheney's father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, held the same leadership position more than 30 years ago.