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Liz Cheney quitting US Senate bid
msn.com ^ | 01/06/2014 | Donna Cassata

Posted on 01/06/2014 8:44:42 AM PST by SoConPubbie

Liz Cheney, oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is ending her bid to run for Wyoming's U.S. Senate seat, citing health issues in her family.

WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming.

Cheney cited "serious health issues" that "have recently arisen in our family" as the reason for her decision.

But her candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party and caused a public rift with her sister, Mary, a lesbian, over Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage.

In her withdrawal statement, Cheney did not mention those controversies.

"Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign. My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and they will always be my overriding priority," Cheney said. She did not specify those health issues.

She added: "As a mother and a patriot, I know that the work of defending freedom and protecting liberty must continue for each generation. Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cheney; cheney2014; lizcheney; mikeenzi; reallyoldnews; wy2014; wyoming
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1 posted on 01/06/2014 8:44:42 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Hopefully she figured out that the best way to help the cause is to train her sights on the DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!


2 posted on 01/06/2014 8:46:01 AM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: SoConPubbie

Health issues: sick from low polling numbers and a lack of big money backers.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 8:49:51 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: SoConPubbie

OH Noes , say it ain’t so Liz!

Did sister Mary (and her wife) talk you out of it at your holiday dinner?


4 posted on 01/06/2014 8:50:10 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: TomGuy
Health issues: sick from low polling numbers and a lack of big money backers.

More likely vision problems. She just couldn't see any way she was going to win.

5 posted on 01/06/2014 8:56:10 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SoConPubbie

Hey Dick, Picking your daughter to run for the Senate was a mistake. That one I don’t think was well handled. Based on her background, she’d only been Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, for what, two years? I don’t think she passed the test.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 8:59:34 AM PST by conservative98
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To: SoConPubbie

I think she citing health issues maybe it her father

I think also she can’t raised money


7 posted on 01/06/2014 8:59:45 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SoConPubbie

“sickness in her family”

Well, duh, her sister has a mental illness, but she knew that before she decided to run.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 9:01:08 AM PST by MikeyB806
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To: sickoflibs
Did sister Mary (and her wife) talk you out of it at your holiday dinner?

This may be the illness to which Liz was referring.

That's too bad, I think she would have been a stronger presence for conservative ideals than Enzi.

9 posted on 01/06/2014 9:01:21 AM PST by oldbrowser
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To: SoConPubbie

Right candidate, wrong state.

Should have been Virginia.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 9:08:46 AM PST by oldbill
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To: oldbrowser; BillyBoy; Impy
RE :”Did sister Mary (and her wife) talk you out of it at your holiday dinner?
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This may be the illness to which Liz was referring.
That's too bad, I think she would have been a stronger presence for conservative ideals than Enzi. “

I expected nothing good from her.
I got the impression that she was playing the suckers and was not sincere. She blew the dog whistle after memorizing a few buzz phrases.

Liz like Dad is looking for more wars.

11 posted on 01/06/2014 9:09:49 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: conservative98

Sounds like an upgrade from community organizer Obama.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 9:17:42 AM PST by sarasota
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To: sarasota
Sounds like an upgrade from community organizer Obama.

A dog turd on the sidewalk would be an upgrade from 0bama

13 posted on 01/06/2014 9:22:09 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: SoConPubbie

Involving her daughter in Colorado... not at liberty to say more... but its not nice.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 9:34:20 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: oldbill

15 posted on 01/06/2014 9:59:02 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: sickoflibs; All

Admittedly, I voted for Bush/Cheney twice, and I have only one thing to say to Dick’s daughter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV0bqASKAY8


16 posted on 01/06/2014 10:02:25 AM PST by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: smokingfrog
...As I have told many an aspiring candidate since, if you want to run for office you have to get out of D.C. and establish yourself someplace around the country where you may someday have the chance to run."

The problem was that Liz got out of D.C. and ran without first going through the "establish yourself" part.

17 posted on 01/06/2014 10:06:10 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: oldbill

“Right candidate, wrong state.

Should have been Virginia”

Right, it should have been against a dimoKKKRAT.


18 posted on 01/06/2014 10:09:40 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: sickoflibs

I expected nothing good from her.
I got the impression that she was playing the suckers and was not sincere.

(((
Same here. No more Bushs and no more Cheneys!


19 posted on 01/06/2014 10:46:41 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: SoConPubbie

I hope Lynn and Dick are OK
God Bless them both


20 posted on 01/06/2014 10:55:45 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m surprised it ended this way. I would have expected the Cheney family (Mother included) to have done their homework and been more astute. Do you have enough widespread support before we get this all cranked up. Is the money there? is the bedrock of support there? Are you able to articulate your goals for your constituents? Liz is a daughter of a VP, who is both famous and infamous for his ability to influence the president of that time. Liz might not feel she has to listen to other people’s suggestions. So there may have been stubbornness on her part, and the presumption that she was a favored daughter entitled to her pick of positions. There was also that public, foolish sister fight on Facebook, of all places, which went on too long and pushed Liz completely off message.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 12:12:11 PM PST by lee martell
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To: wyowolf

Ummm, Hi! When WILL you be ‘at liberty to say more’ about what really happened? Liz may have lost a lot of credibility from this misadventure. She can recover and try again, but it will take the passage of time, to get that level of trust and excitement back. Sort of like with Sarah Palin.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 12:16:21 PM PST by lee martell
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she might have been an improvement over Enzi. What has he ever done. Collect his check, she at least may have been a bomb thrower
23 posted on 01/06/2014 12:27:09 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Don't give up, even Moses was a basket case at one time or other.)
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