Skip to comments.Liz Cheney to Seek Wyo. Senate Seat Held by Repub.
Posted on 07/16/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney will run against Wyoming's senior U.S. senator in next year's Republican primary, her campaign said Tuesday.
Liz Cheney, 46, is the elder of Dick Cheney's two daughters. Her announcement is a political challenge unlike anything Wyoming has seen for years, maybe decades.
Republicans in the state rarely challenge incumbents of their own party in national office. All three members of the state's congressional delegation and all statewide elected officials are Republican.
Liz Cheney is married and has five children. She hasn't been a longtime Wyoming resident but she and her husband bought a home in the posh northwest Wyoming community of Jackson Hole last year.
"I am running because I know, as a mother and a patriot, we can no longer afford simply to go along to get along. We can't continue business as usual in Washington," Cheney said in a statement.
Meanwhile, apparently aware that Cheney's announcement was imminent, Sen. Mike Enzi announced his bid for a fourth term. He made the announcement more than six months earlier in the political cycle than he has in the past.
Enzi said he would continue to "do the job I was already elected to do."
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said it on another thread.
Another big family ruling class name who will take the side of McCain and Graham who will want us in all wars and then be liberal on the homosexual agenda and cross dressing.
Before someone states I ma confusing her , no I ma not I know who she is and I;m sick of family names with letters at the end of them who then think they should get elected
What is wrong with Enzi?
I happen to like Liz and it would be great if Sarah runs and wins the Senate seat in Alaska. I think Liz and Sarah along with Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and possibly Rand Paul can be strong conservatives in the Senate.
I’ve said in the past that George W. Bush is the Republican Jimmy Carter. Now in Liz Cheney, we have the Republican Hillary Clinton. Turnabout may be fair play, but it often makes for lousy policy and politics.
Emzi is OK, but he’s not all that inspiring and he’s getting long in the tooth. I don’t like his support for an internet sales tax.
I wish for Enzi to retire and Cynthia Loomis to replace him.
He's an reliable conservative incumbent who happens to hold a Senate seat that Liz Cheney and her fans feel she is entitled to, therefore he is a "RINO"
agree to a point but Cheney will take McCain and Grahams side and how many more wars shall we get into and how many will die
Cheney , stand with McCain and Graham while voting for the homosexual and cross dressing agenda, no thanks
these family names have got ot be stopped and I can’t believe any conservative would even think of voting for her when Enzi is not all that bad. not great but better than Cheney
We don’t know that for a fact. So, we should embrace the incumbent then?
It is unlikely that she could ever run to the right of Enzi. She could try the younger and female angle.
I no longer trust any of them.
Our trust should be in the Lord, but we are to occupy until He comes again. Our hope and future doesn’t lie with politicians.
I heard he teamed up with Schumer on the Internet tax.
Last Saturday, he did the Republican radio response (supposedly to Obama's radio thing, but they're never on the same topic, so hard to see how it's a "response") -- something about working with the Dems on something, healthcare maybe. I don't think I've ever heard him before. Do you think the timing might be suspicious?
I don't know who chooses which Repub will give the response, but if it's, say, Boehner, e.g., I would say that means Enzi is the choice of the GOPe.
He's trying to make me collect California sales taxes if I sell something to someone living in California even though I live in a sales tax free state of NH.
Not that Liz Cheney would be better.
Even Rand Paul endorsed Enzi. Enzi is not even that similar to Paul in politics. Enzi was the moderate Republican standing up to the Cheap Labor Extremism of Paul and others from the start.
The amnesty is 1000 times worse than Enzi’s failed tax.
Our trust should be in the Lord, but we are to occupy until He comes again. Our hope and future doesnt lie with politicians.
People are kidding themselves if they think any of these people will fix our problems.
No man or woman can fix the mess we’re in. Only He can do it and He will in His own time.
True, but our time on earth does. Ask the Chosen Race who lived in Germany during the 40's.
“Another big family ruling class name who will take the side of McCain and Graham who will want us in all wars and then be liberal on the homosexual agenda and cross dressing.”
I dont think she’ll do very well in WY. In VA where she lives, she’d probably have a shot.
these kind of ruling class think because they have an R and shout no taxes then we should vote for them while they cower over social issues and get us into more wars
As one who once just loved Cheney, I now realize how non-conservative he is. This daughter does not really strike me as conservative either — just another GOPe.
Thought the man was great until I heard him say that homosexuals and in this case cross dressers should serve openly whilst ignoring how record levels of men have been raped since don’t ask was overturned .
His daughter would get is into more wars like McCain and if she wanted to run then why not go after a Dem, why is she going after a republican seat, is this because the RINOs saw the tea party and want their own I power even more so?
she’s HOT and she’s smart!
Senator Enzi teamed up with Senator Durbin on the Internet tax.
Liz Cheney: Because the GOPe doesn’t think it has enough power or influence.
Liz Cheney is a social liberal, she supports the homosexual agenda, and so far has no position on abortion.
She has my support.
To a man?
I guess so but I'll just keep asking "Is she the lesbian one?" until she goes away.
I like her and I live and vote in Wyoming.
“Our trust should be in the Lord, but we are to occupy until He comes again. Our hope and future doesnt lie with politicians.”
Sure, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t vote for who we think will best represent us.
As one who once just loved Cheney, I now realize how non-conservative he is. This daughter does not really strike me as conservative either just another GOPe.
I liked him a lot, too. But no longer. It’s all a big game and Dick Cheney is a knowing participant.
GHW Bush kissing up to Obama at the White House yesterday is proof that it’s all a big farce. Kissing up to an avowed enemy of the USA bent on it’s destruction is unforgivable.
I am shocked she is 46. I thought 55-60 easily.
O)K, support for an internet tax is enough for me. Go, Liz.
Duh, that’s exactly what I was saying - occupy - and that means being a concerned citizen. I don’t live in Wyoming and only know Liz from being on some programs on Fox News. I didn’t hear anything objectionable from what she said
Mark Levin endorsed her. So, she must be ok. One thing people seem to forget - and I’ll probably catch a few purist tomatoes for this - is that God loves the homosexual as much as He does any of us. Now, that doesn’t mean we ignore the sin, and it is linked in the list of sins in the NT along side adulterers, fornicators, etc. We do not embrace nor encourage their lifestyle, but we must remember that Jesus died for them as well as us.
Ok, start throwing your holier-than-thou darts at me.
We’ve had 12 years of the Bush’s, 8 of Clinton, and will have 8 of Obama before our next hopefully free Presidential election.
These folks consider themselves royalty and above us peasants. Enough of them.
If you don’t change the results will be the same.
Too close of a new world order connection for my taste.
Even with some changes, we’ll always have the RINOs among us. Unfortunately, in this day and age - it takes money to run for office. This isn’t the era of Abraham Lincoln or Davy Crockett.
Perfectly said; we love the people, but that doesn’t mean we support their sin or choices, as we are ALL sinners.
So you accept what your betters offer. got it.
Loving the sinner does not mean accepting the behavior or making them a leader.
So, what do you do about it? I vote, and unfortunately, we get kicked in the teeth by both parties. My better is Jesus Christ - otherwise, we are all equal in his eyes. Just because some think they are better than others, doesn’t make it so. I don’t care what clout they have or people they know - if they don’t know the King of Kings and Lord of Lords - they are nothing in my eyes.
And I didn’t say that either did I? No, I didn’t. I am amazed at some on here who mirror the left and put words and interpret things the way they want. Unfortunately, we have put many in leadership roles who have disappointed us, so I don’t put any of them on a pedestal.
I wonder where she stands on amnesty, building a border fence, fair tax/flat tax, forcing a show down on the budget even if it means shutting the government down, voting on SC justices, etc.
Sounds like a certain former Senator from New York, who oversaw the massacre in Benghazi as Secretary of State! What's her name? Didn't she move in one day and declare she was running for Senator of New York? Damn! What's her name? You know, she is married to an ex-President who was impeached! Well damn! What's her name? Anyway, kinda reminds me of that scenario!
Yep. Another wolf in sheeps clothing.
“She hasn’t been a longtime Wyoming resident but she and her husband bought a home in the posh northwest Wyoming community of Jackson Hole last year.”
In other words, she’s a carpetbagger - just like Hillary Clinton when she moved up to New York in 1999.
Enzi’s not perfect. But is he bad enough that we should primary him with a carpetbagger who ideologically may not be better than him?
This isnt the era of Abraham Lincoln or Davy Crockett.
Yes, Cheney has really let me down, too, with his pro-homo stuff.
You are so right — about Cheney and about Bush. Breaks my heart to learn the truth.
In 2000, my husband and I spent a few Saturday’s in DC telling Gore, “Get out of Cheney’s house. We were so gung-ho for Cheney that when we adopted a cat around that time we named it Cheney. Kitty ran off last January. Maybe he had learned the truth and was too disgusted to go on with that name.