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Why Didn´t Liz Cheney Run
for the Senate in Virginia?

National Journal, by Alex Roarty

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/30/2013 3:03:37 PM

Republican officials are grumbling that Liz Cheney passed up an opportunity to run in her adopted state of Virginia, leaving the party empty-handed as it searches for a challenger against Sen. Mark Warner. Instead of taking one for the Republican team, she´s sparked an intra-party war in Wyoming. And, some strategists say, her prospects would be slightly better running in a battleground state than waging a long-shot primary battle against a popular sitting senator. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney grew up in Northern Virginia and lived there until last year. Her reputation as a hawk

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I´m wondering if there is an old feud of some sort in Wyoming politics.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 7/30/2013 3:12:45 PM     (No. 9449997)

I´m guessing she thought Wyoming would be easier.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: enuf8, 7/30/2013 3:41:37 PM     (No. 9450028)

Since when is one supposed to ask party elders if they could relocate. McCain has been the loudest mouth voicing his disapproval of her getting into the primary.
Come on Arizona, get that petition going for McCain´s recall.

Good Luck, Liz. Enforce those term limits. Perhaps others will follow suit!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 7/30/2013 3:56:18 PM     (No. 9450042)

I wish she´d have run in Virginia too. She does have Wyoming ties. It´s her choice and she´s free to make it. I still think she´ll withdraw later this year.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rafter, 7/30/2013 3:56:46 PM     (No. 9450043)

I´d love to see Sarah Palin knock off McLameBrain in Arizona the next chance.

He would probably retire... he can´t say she isn´t qualified...
he wanted her to be a veep.

If Palin wants to get back into running (which I doubt), legal residency in AZ
could be the ticket... And help the entire U.S. by getting rid of McNasty for us.

Don´t know what Liz Cheney is up to.
Maybe someday we´ll see what it´s all about.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/30/2013 4:12:57 PM     (No. 9450062)

I have great regard for Liz Cheney. I don´t know why she´s doing this, unless, as a few people have suggested, it´s because she sees Wyoming as her best shot to get elected to Congress. Even so, she doesn´t have much of a chance against Enzi. His constituents appear very happy with him.

And as far as conservatism goes, Enzi is more conservative than Cheney, certainly when it comes to social issues such as gay marriage.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/30/2013 4:57:02 PM     (No. 9450118)

Why is Cheney trying to defeat a senator who is, as #5 said, more conservative than she is? I never thought Bush/Cheney were really conservative Republicans.

Her ties to Wyoming are nebulous--she grew up in Virginia.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/30/2013 5:20:50 PM     (No. 9450148)

Enzi is not conservative an I doubt most people in Wyoming could name their senators.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 7/30/2013 5:36:12 PM     (No. 9450165)

I doubt that, #7. I was born in Wyoming and retain family ties there. Politics in Wyoming are far more personal, since there are no big media markets and you have a real sense there that "everybody knows everybody."

Senator Big Shot may be a big wheel in DC, but he still has to go tour around Wyoming and be grilled by regular folks, many of whom will know his family personally.

Liz Cheney is trying to be a carpetbagger in a state she has few real ties to. I respect her, but I think this was a wrong move. Enzi may not be perfect, but he´s a legitimate conservative. Why not take on the Democrats for a change?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/30/2013 6:05:15 PM     (No. 9450197)

#7, I have read that Enzi has spent his career driving around the state, shaking hands, smiling at babies, asking about the crop yields, the livestock prices, and generally shooting the bull with Wyoming residents. They know him and they are very fond of him. Liz Cheney may find that family ties are not enough.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jorgecito, 7/30/2013 6:36:50 PM     (No. 9450221)

Big mistake for Liz Cheney. I grew up in a neighboring state and know what the people of Wyoming are like -- if I did live there, I´d be voting for the more conservative candidate ... and that would be Enzi.

So wrong state, wrong primary opponent, wrong socially liberal platform, and wrong year.

(I say "wrong year" because Liz´s children are still so young. As a conservative traditionalist (and mother of four adult children) I´d like to suggest to Liz that she wait until her kids are older before she takes on a political career.)

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