Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Liz Cheney Quits

Common Dreams 

Citing "serious" family health concerns, Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has ended her Republican primary campaign challenge in Wyoming against the incumbent, Senator Mike Enzi.

(AP Photo)
Neoconservative offspring Liz Cheney has quit her primary challenge against US Senator. First reported by CNN and confirmed by a public statement on Monday, Cheney said that as a "mother and a patriot" she will continue to defend "freedom" and protect "liberty" but that her campaign has come to an end.
CNN reports:

Cheney's surprising decision to jump into the race, an announcement made in a YouTube video last summer, roiled Republican politics in the Wyoming, a state that Dick Cheney represented in Congress for five terms before moving up the Republican food chain in Washington.

Enzi was a low-key presence in Washington who was elected in 1996 and, with few blemishes, amassed a conservative voting record in the Senate. He expressed public annoyance at Cheney's decision to mount a primary challenge. A number of his Senate colleagues quickly rallied to his side and pledged support for his re-election bid.