Liz Cheney takes on Sen. Mike Enzi in Wyoming Senate race
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Liz Cheney takes on Sen. Mike Enzi in Wyoming Senate race

Cheyenne : WY : USA | Jul 17, 2013 at 5:54 AM PDT
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Liz Cheney announces her candidacy for United States Senate from Wyoming, challenging a sitting Republican Senator

Politics is a tough business and is a place where lifelong friendships can be cut short. Such is the case as Liz Cheney, the far right-wing daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is challenging Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi in a primary challenge. Enzi was under the impression that he and Cheney were friends, Politico reported.

"She said that if I ran she wasn’t going to run. That wasn’t correct," he said. "I thought we were friends."

The party closed ranks with the announcement, saying that it would support Enzi. Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Jerry Moran, also a senator from Kansas, said the party will support Enzi.

Wyoming's other Republican Sen. John Barrasso, also endorsed his friend. "Mike Enzi is a friend, a mentor and a tremendous US senator for Wyoming," Barrasso said. "I support his reelection."

CBSNews reports that tea party favorite and a popular figure in GOP circles, Republican Sen. Rand Paul, has also stated his support for Enzi. However, Cheney will have her share of support from the party and those loyal to her father.

Cheney is a Fox News political analyst and will reportedly leave that position in view of her announcement. Cheney is also an attorney. She held several positions in the US State Department during the George W. Bush administration.

Send John Presta an email and your story ideas or suggestions, johnpresta@att.net.

John is the author of an award-winning book, the 2010 Winner of the USA National Best Book award for African American studies, published by The Elevator Group, Mr. and Mrs. Grassroots. Also available an eBook on Amazon. John is also a member of the Society of Midland Authors and is a book reviewer of political books for the New York Journal of Books. John has volunteered for many political campaigns. John is an unpaid volunteer and social media advisor at Robin Kelly for Congress.

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