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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Liz Cheney Runs for Senate

Liz Cheney is running in the Wyoming GOP Senate primary against Mike Enzi.



At The Huffington Post, Luke Johnson reports on her first press conference.  She found a way to flip the "Washington insiders v. Wyomingites" issue:
Cheney's father is still widely admired in his home state, yet some Republicans already are lining up behind Enzi. They include Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and the state's lone U.S. representative, Cynthia Lummis, as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee led by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
Cheney downplayed her opposition from fellow Republicans.
"I am really going to work hard for the votes of the people of Wyoming. I think that the people of Wyoming are pretty smart about these things," she said by phone after the news conference.
"When you hear things like the NRSC is behind Sen. Enzi, I think that frankly a lot of the response of the people of Wyoming is: `We're going to decide this. Nobody from outside the state is going to tell us how to vote.'"