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Liz Cheney: No more ‘go along to get along’
Washington Examiner ^ | July 1(8 | Byron York

Posted on 07/18/2013 3:32:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Liz Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter and Washington political figure who is challenging incumbent Mike Enzi for a Senate seat from her home state of Wyoming, met with reporters Wednesday for the first time as a candidate. She gave several hints about her plan to convince voters that Enzi does not deserve a shot at a fourth term in the Senate.

“I’m running because I believe it is necessary for a new generation of leaders to step up to the plate,” said Cheney, appearing at a hotel in Casper. “I’m running because I know as a mother and as a patriot that we can no longer afford simply to go along to get along.”

That was a not-so-veiled hit at Enzi’s age — he is 69 to Cheney’s 46 — and his reputation for working with Democrats. To emphasize the point, Cheney, after an extensive indictment of the Obama administration, suggested the worst thing a Republican could do is get along with the White House.

The president is “working to implant his liberal philosophy so deeply into our body politic that we are all going to be dealing with its effects long after he’s gone from office,” Cheney said. “I don’t believe it has to be this way. I know we can get our nation back on track. Instead of cutting deals with the president’s liberal allies, we should be opposing them every step of the way.”

On another occasion, Cheney said, “We’ve got a president who has laid out an agenda that is directly at odds with where most Wyomingites, where most people across the nation with common sense, know where the country should be going. So I think the key is to know when to compromise and when not to.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Kentucky; US: Virginia; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: byronyork; cheney2016; kentucky; lizcheney; mikeenzi; randsconcerntrolls; virginia; wy2016; wyoming
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1 posted on 07/18/2013 3:32:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

She needs to run for Congress first if she is serious.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 3:34:07 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2
Well, WY has two Senators and one Rep.

She has better odds with the Senate thing.

3 posted on 07/18/2013 3:37:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: headstamp 2

The Senate is part of congress. Plenty of senators have been elected without having been members of the House of Representatives, not that I necessarily support Cheney.


4 posted on 07/18/2013 3:39:13 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: Hojczyk

Personally, I am not convinced that the Cheneys are sufficiently Conservative. Dick and Liz strike me as good people, and I know nothing about Enzi, but I would not be too quick to become a cheerleader for Bush’s vice-president.

We need real change. The question is: Would Liz Cheney be a big enough change?


5 posted on 07/18/2013 3:41:24 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Hojczyk

She has my 100% support.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 3:41:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Hojczyk

Is she the lesbian, or is that the other daughter?


7 posted on 07/18/2013 3:41:49 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: Hojczyk

Would have been better if she challenged for a currently held Rat seat.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 3:43:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Hojczyk

Does she support immigration “reform” first over border security first?

LC is spouting soundbites. I would like her to answer questions like the one above.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 3:44:51 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: dfwgator

It’s a good way to keep the pressure on the GOPe (tho’ Liz could easily become another Rubio).


10 posted on 07/18/2013 3:46:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Veggie Todd
Is she the lesbian, or is that the other daughter?

Exactly what I was wondering.

11 posted on 07/18/2013 3:47:38 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Veggie Todd

She is married and, I have read, the mother of four children. The answer is no, she is not the lesbian daughter.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: RginTN
"...over border security first?"

Wyoming has a problem with its Southern Border.

If WY is not careful it will become the next New Hampshire.

13 posted on 07/18/2013 3:48:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well I like her message but talk is cheap. With politicians not so cheap now that I think about it; almost everything they discuss ends up costing an arm or a leg in new taxes


14 posted on 07/18/2013 3:48:16 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jdsteel

Liz Cheney has 5 children and a husband.


15 posted on 07/18/2013 3:50:02 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: SatinDoll
The answer is no, she is not the lesbian daughter

If it's the other daughter, viz. her sister, I'd like to know how she feels about the homosexual lifestyle.

16 posted on 07/18/2013 3:52:45 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: SatinDoll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Cheney"

"Cheney is married to Philip Perry, the former General Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security. She and Perry have five children: three daughters—Kate, Elizabeth, and Grace—and two sons, Philip and Richard."

17 posted on 07/18/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Hojczyk

Wikipedia:

Before attending law school, Cheney worked for the State Department for five years and the U.S. Agency for International Development between 1989 and 1993. After 1993, she took a job at Armitage Associates LLP, the consulting firm founded by Richard Armitage, then a former Defense Department official and Iran-Contra operative who later served as Deputy Secretary of State.

After graduating from law school, Cheney practiced law in the private sector (at the law firm of White & Case) and as an international law attorney and consultant at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. She has also served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Assistance to the former Soviet Union, and as a USAID officer in U.S. embassies in Budapest and Warsaw.

In 2002, Cheney was appointed to the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, a pre-existing vacant post with an “economic portfolio,” which is a mandate to promote investment in the region. Amid reports, including a New York Times editorial by Paul Krugman, saying that the job was created especially for her, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said that she had come recommended by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell. The Times (London) reported that Cheney’s appointment was “the most intriguing sign that America is getting serious about Middle East reform” and that the appointment was “a measure of the seriousness with which the administration was taking Middle East programmes for literacy, education, and reform.” The appointment followed publicized policy divisions between the Vice President’s office and the State Department on Middle East policy. In that position, she was given control of the Middle East Partnership Initiative, designed to “foster increased democracy and economic progress in a troubled region.” The program spent $29 million in 2002, increased to $129 million in the following year. Cheney’s task was to channel money to pre-screened groups, some of which were not identified publicly for fear of retaliations from extant governments they sought to undermine. For the budget year 2004, the project sought $145 million.

After two years of service, Cheney left her first State Department post in 2003 to serve in her father’s re-election campaign. Participating in the “W Stands for Women” initiative to target female voters, Cheney spoke often of how women have enlarged their scope of political issues, invoking the September 11 attacks and “security.”

In February 2005, she returned to the US State Department and was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs and Coordinator for Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiatives. In this position, Cheney supported the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, C. David Welch, and coordinated U.S. multilateral efforts to promote and support democracy, expanded education and economic opportunities in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Cheney oversaw the launch of two semi-independent foundations, the Fund of the Future (worth $100 million), to provide capital for small businesses and the Foundation of the Future (worth $55 million), to promote freedom of the press and democracy. In that capacity, Cheney endorsed a draft of a new Iraqi constitution.[15] In November 2005, Cheney was questioned by Ysemink Congar of Turkish CNN that there was “a lot of skepticism building about the U.S. advocacy for democracy and human rights, based on a recent Washington Post story on “black sites” operated by the U.S. and the CIA in some of the countries receiving MEPI support:

Congar: If you were addressing the skeptics today, directly, what would you say to them? Why should they believe that the U.S. is genuinely advocating — supporting democracy and human rights in the region? And why should they — I mean, I’m talking about the grassroots now — why should they enthusiastically endorse the Forum for the Future? Thank you.

Cheney: I’ll go first. You know, this is a question that I think has come up ever since we first began supporting democratic activities in the region back in 2002. And what I would say is judge us by our actions, you know. Judge us by the extent to which we really are standing with the people who are working for freedom. Judge us by the extent to which we are supporting NGOs with our money and with our back, you know, with our technical assistance. Judge us by the extent to which, you know, our Secretary of State goes to Cairo and makes a speech in Cairo in the heart of the broader Middle East about the importance of freedom and the importance of people being able to express their own wills and desires.So, you know, yes, I think there is skepticism. I think that there is disagreement about policies. I think some of that comes from a misunderstanding of American policies. But at the end of the day, I think that the idea of skepticism is, frankly, a little bit overblown. I mean, my sense is that it’s become conventional wisdom among elites that there are skeptics. There certainly are some skeptics, but there are certainly millions and millions of people across the broader Middle East who are participating with us in projects, that are providing training and skills and how you operate in a political — in a democratic environment. And who very much appreciate and feel protected by the fact that the United States is standing with them, you know.So there will always be skeptics, but I would watch what we do and watch also what we say about these issues.

At the same briefing, Cheney was asked by Tarek Rashad of the Middle East News Agency about the “paradox” of the MEPI funding NGO’s supporting democracy and human rights would be “rallying in fact against the regimes and the governments in the region. Cheney answered that contributions to the Foundation had come from governments, but the foundation would not include government officers on its board or as its chairman, that “no government entities will be in either position.”

Elizabeth Cheney also headed the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group (ISOG), established in March 2006, a unit within the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

In April 2006, The New York Times published a story critical of Cheney’s work, particularly with respect to Iran. Of particular scrutiny was a grants program administered by Elizabeth Cheney’s unit, in collaboration with a Republican-affiliated foundation, the International Republican Institute. The Times maintained that when the group became controversial, with critics saying that it was plotting covert actions that could escalate into war with Iran and Syria, the group was disbanded, by May 2006. Shortly before the ISOG group was dissolved, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice initiated a major effort to engage Iran and Syria in efforts to stabilize Iraq. As late as April 11, 2009, Iranian officials investigating “cyber-crimes” cited Cheney’s efforts in the daily newspaper Iran, specifically the “Democracy Program” [sic] initiative as parallel to a Netherlands-funded push for a “velvet revolution” accomplished by a media campaign to polarize the country, “despite the 1981 Algiers Accords signed between the U.S. and Iran in the aftermath of the U.S. embassy takeover in Tehran.” Her controversial business relationship with American-Iranian oil trader and millionaire Navid Khiabani, Which led to approving export license by European Union for Austrian Arm manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to export Steyr High Caliber Anti material Steyr HS .50 to Iran caused media attention during 2005 and 2006.

Cheney signed on in June 2007 to serve as one of three national co-chairs for Fred Thompson’s 2008 presidential campaign. The other co-chairs were Spencer Abraham and George Allen. In a press release issued at the beginning of his campaign, Thompson said he was “very pleased to announce that former Senators Abraham and Allen, as well as Liz Cheney, will serve as co-chairs of my national leadership team.” Thompson added: “These distinguished individuals bring wise counsel and invaluable experience to my campaign leadership team, and they will play a critical role in helping spread my consistent conservative message across America.” After Thompson dropped out of the race, Cheney announced on January 27, 2008 that she would work for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, serving as a senior foreign policy advisor.

Keep America Safe

In October 2009 Liz Cheney, William Kristol, and Deborah Burlingame launched, as board members, a non-profit 501(c)4 organization, Keep America Safe. The group’s stated purpose is to “provide information for concerned Americans about critical national security issues”.

In January 2012 Cheney was hired as a contributor for Fox News, providing analysis for the Republican primaries and serving as substitute host of some of Fox News’ programs including Hannity and Fox News Sunday. She worked at Fox News for 18 months until her contract was terminated by the station in July 2013 after she announced her intention to mount a 2014 bid for the Senate.


18 posted on 07/18/2013 3:54:23 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Is she sufficiently conservative? No. She’s pro-homosexual marriage. She never fights for pro-life causes, either.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 3:54:35 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Hojczyk
IF this ‘new’ thang is about representing the perverts we already have enough of that without her.
20 posted on 07/18/2013 3:55:12 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: headstamp 2

She should stay in Virginia and run against a liberal Senator from Virginia.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 3:57:22 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: Paladin2

Not to mention we need more help in the Senate.


22 posted on 07/18/2013 4:00:48 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: laplata
She should stay in Virginia and run against a liberal Senator from Virginia.

She's running on Daddy's name.

She just moved to WY last fall, yet she has the gall to think she knows what Wyomingites want.
23 posted on 07/18/2013 4:02:31 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Hojczyk

No thanks.

Her views on abortion are unclear and she’s pro-homo “marriage.”

And she’s an interventionist just like her father.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 4:07:28 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Pan_Yan

She’s a neocon tool, up to her eyeballs in efforts to drag us into another Asian war.


25 posted on 07/18/2013 4:07:35 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

That resume sure doesn’t sound like a good ole country girl from Wyoming who’s just looking to represent her fellow westerners.


26 posted on 07/18/2013 4:11:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Paladin2
Wyoming has a problem with its Southern Border.

Too close to Boulder CO?

27 posted on 07/18/2013 4:12:46 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: DaveyB

There’s already talk of people and companies moving to WY to escape CO.


28 posted on 07/18/2013 4:15:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: laplata

“She should stay in Virginia and run against a liberal Senator from Virginia.”

But then she’d have to fight for her seat every election.


29 posted on 07/18/2013 4:16:28 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: DaveyB

The State (CO) as a whole has gone rogue.


30 posted on 07/18/2013 4:17:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
She has better odds with the Senate thing.

Then don't pull a Hillary and instead run in a state you live in.

31 posted on 07/18/2013 4:19:53 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: RginTN
Does she support immigration “reform” first over border security first?

Enzi does not, and has the votes to prove it. Who knows about Cheney?

32 posted on 07/18/2013 4:21:05 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: TomGuy

You’re exactly right.


33 posted on 07/18/2013 4:21:53 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

She isn’t conservative, she worked for Romney, the ultimate rino and the most pro-homosexual agenda republican imaginable.

Liz Cheney agrees with the radical left wing homosexual agenda. She wanted DADT ended and rejoiced when it was, she was against DOMA, is against a constitutional amendment to save marriage, and supports gay marriage, and supports the State department move to the gay agenda.


34 posted on 07/18/2013 4:24:46 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Santorum appeared on CBS and pronounced George Zimmerman guilty of murder, first degree. March-2012)
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To: 0.E.O
I suspect there is a long history of Wyoming Senators going to Washington, D.C. and burrowing in there and no longer being a real Wyo. resident.

The case of TinyTom Daschle vs. South Dakota comes to mind. Even John Thune vs. SD doesn't seem to be going well.

Liz would just be ahead of the curve.

35 posted on 07/18/2013 4:27:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk
What will she say when she finds out that Conservatives don't consider her a Conservative?
Or that her Pro-Gay agenda is about on par with Abortion to Conservatives?

I know she's talking crap out of the side of her mouth to get votes and money.
Just as the long list of RINO's "who flimflammed their way into our pockets" have done in the past.

36 posted on 07/18/2013 4:30:57 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Paladin2
The State (CO) as a whole has gone rogue.

Not the whole state. Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and Trinidad are very blue. I live in El Paso county and it is one of the most conservative counties in the nation. It was the homosexual activists that brought big money from Tim Gill and Jared Polis that statically altered the state. That and a moral failure of leadership from Bill Owens. If Wyoming elects a lesbian sympathizer it will be the next red state with the blues.

37 posted on 07/18/2013 4:38:43 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: jsanders2001

Just another ENTITLED PUBBIE. We need a new party: one that voluntarily commits to term limits. We need to focus on state legislatures and start passing constitutional amendments, including term limits and repeal of the 17 Amendment. That’s the only way to clean out the criminal operation known as Washington DC.


38 posted on 07/18/2013 4:45:29 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: DaveyB
Specifically stated as a(the) whole:

e.g.: New state laws, voting for 0bama, US Senators, etc.

Obviously there are many counties way more conservative/Constitutional than Pitkin, Boulder and Denver Counties.

Unfortunately the majority in the State has gone to the dark side.

39 posted on 07/18/2013 4:46:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SC_Pete
Somebody in Wyoming needs to stand up and primary Enzi to be Wyoming's Ted Cruz.

Maybe after 6 yr of Liz.

40 posted on 07/18/2013 4:47:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Veggie Todd
Is she the lesbian, or is that the other daughter?

She's not a homosexual and she's not a Communist. She's a solid conservative. Go, Liz!

41 posted on 07/18/2013 4:47:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Pan_Yan

“She should stay in Virginia and run against a liberal Senator from Virginia.”

But then she’d have to fight for her seat every election.


She’d have to prove herself.


42 posted on 07/18/2013 4:53:05 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: Hojczyk

Put the hurt on him Liz. We need real conservatives who are not interested in compromising with the Marxists.


43 posted on 07/18/2013 5:02:48 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk

Liz, give us specifics. Where do you stand on specific issues? Give us details, not “a new beginning”, “fresh start”, “principled leadership”, and similar blather.


44 posted on 07/18/2013 5:03:33 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Cannot be any worse than Marco....the guy they have now has to go...,we need term limits..the longer they stay the worst they become..


45 posted on 07/18/2013 5:09:43 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: headstamp 2
I think she's pretty serious..

You don't think so?

46 posted on 07/18/2013 5:12:22 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: Paladin2

Liz has already started to compromise and modify her positions—and she isn’t even elected yet.


47 posted on 07/18/2013 5:18:58 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Apparently no one runs to primmary an incumbent even though their is no hope the incumbent will change known behavior (see Hatch and Juan).


48 posted on 07/18/2013 5:23:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SC_Pete
""I promise to continue to do what is right. Sometimes that isn't what is popular," Enzi said. "

Sounds like code words to go all Juan Jr.

49 posted on 07/18/2013 5:26:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

WY should better than these 2


50 posted on 07/18/2013 5:28:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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