Skip to comments.Liz Cheney eyes the political stage
Posted on 05/04/2012 4:30:55 PM PDT by rawhide
Liz Cheney has been making the rounds at Wyoming political events this spring and her desire to move back to the state has Republicans from Cheyenne to Washington buzzing about a potential future campaign.
With little fanfare, Cheney, a former State Department official and the eldest daughter of the former vice president, has spoken at six events in different corners of the sprawling state this year. She has been especially busy on the GOP dinner circuit. Cheney has already hit four county Lincoln Day Dinners and keynoted the dinner following the Wyoming GOP convention last month. She also accompanied and appeared on stage with her father when he made his first public appearance following his heart transplant at the state convention.
But Wyoming politicos say local friends of Cheney are encouraging her to look at a run and helping her garner local press coverage by notifying Wyoming media outlets about her attendance at events. Few think she would be making stops in every corner of the state if she werent at least mulling a future run.
Shes running up a lot of asphalt, said Shawn Whitman, a Laramie native and former chief of staff for two Wyoming senators, of Cheneys schedule. This is planting seeds of thought in peoples minds. Theres nobody I know that goes to those events unless they have a position in the party or theyre trying to run for office.
The speculation in Wyoming is that she could launch a campaign as early as 2014, when Sen. Mike Enzis (R-Wyo.) term is up. Enzi, who will be 70 then, has not indicated whether hes running for re-election.
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Liz and her dad.
She sure is! Just like her mother, Lynn, and her father. I’ve been hoping she’d run for office.
Future media public enemy number one
I wish Liz was running this year.
She would make an excellent senator.
I heard she was actually aboard one of the Halliburton submarines that took out one of the New Orleans levee’s during Katrina.
Yes. Just what this country needs more representing by:
Ivy-League/University of Chicago husband/wife teams of lawyer/career politicians who expect to start out as U.S. Senator because they are the kids of husband-wife career politicians.
Yes, I heard that last night on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather".
That most certainly is great news...
Yes.. the report is “fake but accurate.”
She would make an excellent VP
Did you hear—I’m not making this up—the caller to Rev Al who had heard that Dick Cheney got his new heart from Trayvon Martin !
I like Liz. She would be great in congress.
I suspect that does not matter to the zealots here. Now that Romney is the MAN, the social issues are all off the table.
No, they're not. They are just being honest -- he isn't.
Yup...in favour of homosexuals “marrying”. The one reason Dick Cheney went down a bit in my opinion (although I understand he pretty much has to because of his other daughter).