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Army veteran Denton Knapp announces bid to challenge Rep. Liz Cheney for Wyoming House seat

He will face-off against multiple other Republicans who will also be competing in the primary contest.

Updated: May 10, 2021 - 5:18pm

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Army veteran Denton Knapp has announced a bid for Wyoming's one and only House seat, meaning that sitting Rep. Liz Cheney will face yet another challenger in the GOP primary.

Knapp, who graduated from Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyoming, lives in California but is returning to the state, according to the Gillette News Record. He will face-off against multiple other Republicans who will also be competing in the contest.

Cheney, the House Republican Conference chairwoman, has been a vocal critic of former President Trump's claim that the 2020 election was tainted by fraud. She was also one of 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeaching Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The conference is scheduled to hold a vote Wednesday that is expected to result in Cheney losing her post. 

Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy each have backed New York Rep. Elise Stefanik to fill the role.