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    Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    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.

    "Working behind the scenes — this is what I have been doing since I was elected and this is what needs to be done," he said by email through his spokesman.

    The race promises to be hard-fought. Enzi has had few serious Democratic opponents — much less Republican ones — and remains well-liked as an affable former shoe salesman and mayor of the coal-mining city of Gillette.

    Enzi takes pride in keeping a lower profile and remaining much less partisan than most of his colleagues. He often refers to his "80-20" rule — that opposing parties usually can agree on 80 percent of the details of any given issue — as a model for Republicans and Democrats to work together.

    Enzi handily won re-election in 2008 with more than 75 percent of the vote.....snip~

    Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.
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    Great .....another Neo Con to take up a run. Now Cheney's Oldest daughter enters the fray.

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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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.

    "Working behind the scenes — this is what I have been doing since I was elected and this is what needs to be done," he said by email through his spokesman.

    The race promises to be hard-fought. Enzi has had few serious Democratic opponents — much less Republican ones — and remains well-liked as an affable former shoe salesman and mayor of the coal-mining city of Gillette.

    Enzi takes pride in keeping a lower profile and remaining much less partisan than most of his colleagues. He often refers to his "80-20" rule — that opposing parties usually can agree on 80 percent of the details of any given issue — as a model for Republicans and Democrats to work together.

    Enzi handily won re-election in 2008 with more than 75 percent of the vote.....snip~

    Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.
    Associated Press – 17 mins ago <<<<< More here.

    Great .....another Neo Con to take up a run. Now Cheney's Oldest daughter enters the fray.
    ok what did Enzi do to potentially upset conservatives and make them go through a bloody primary.

    i thought Dick cheney and Senator Enzi were political allies and friends?

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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    ok what did Enzi do to potentially upset conservatives and make them go through a bloody primary.

    i thought Dick cheney and Senator Enzi were political allies and friends?
    Beats me.....look at what she is saying. She knows as a Mother and Patriot we can no longer afford to simply get along. She knows Enzi is an 80-20 guy anyways when it comes to dealing with Democrats. So what does she mean by this?

    She isn't talking about just Republicans.....IMO.

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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    I have to say that I've never heard of Senator Mike Enzi on any matter - period. Apparently, he's been taking up space and simply breathing in the Senate for about 18 years now and wants to go for a shot at the quarter-century club. But why?

    I wish Liz Cheney well - she's clearly a very intelligent, articulate, confident woman and one that would likely make a great contribution to the Senate - Senator Enzi won't be missed since no one even knows he's there.
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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    Does Wyoming have a sore-loser law? These are generally written by Repub legislatures for obvious reason. Gaining 6 seats with no losses will be so easy, eh, just as in 2012 and 2010!!

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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    Incumbents have the luxury of usually retaining their seats with not a whole lot of trouble, especially when the sitting politician wants to just coast through without any meaningful stand. We don't need leeches in office these days.
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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    The entire state of Wyoming has fewer people than most Americans' congressional districts. It shouldn't be that huge of a challenge for her to overcome the power of incumbency.

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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I have to say that I've never heard of Senator Mike Enzi on any matter - period. Apparently, he's been taking up space and simply breathing in the Senate for about 18 years now and wants to go for a shot at the quarter-century club. But why?

    I wish Liz Cheney well - she's clearly a very intelligent, articulate, confident woman and one that would likely make a great contribution to the Senate - Senator Enzi won't be missed since no one even knows he's there.
    Not every senator is a media-seeking firebrand.

    I guess Enzi just prefers working behind the scene in committee and senate matters rather then make headlines.

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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Not every senator is a media-seeking firebrand.

    I guess Enzi just prefers working behind the scene in committee and senate matters rather then make headlines.
    Liberals love it when Republicans are quiet, and mushy.....
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    Re: Liz Cheney to seek Wyo. Senate seat held by Repub.....

    If Repubs gain the Senate in 2014, Obama can veto them for 2 years, even if Repubs go nuclear--unlikely IMO. And here's why. They have 20 seats to protect out of 34, won in the "wave" year though they are strong in those states. And, a POTUSA election year could add up to trouble.

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