January 27th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Liz Cheney backs Romney

 Liz Cheney is backing Mitt Romney's presidential bid.
Liz Cheney is backing Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) - Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Elizabeth Cheney is joining Mitt Romney's presidential bid, his campaign announced Sunday.

She previously stumped for former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee who dropped out of the race last week.

In a statement released by Romney's campaign, Cheney said the former Massachusetts governor "has distinguished himself as a leader who can guide our country with a clear vision for overcoming the threats we face today."

She also called him "the only candidate who has outlined a comprehensive strategy for defeating the global Jihadist threat."

Cheney, 41, once served as the principal deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department. She stepped down from the senior-level post in 2006.

She also worked in the State Department from 2002 to 2003, before leaving to work on her father's re-election campaign.

– CNN Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report

Filed under: Mitt Romney
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Tom, Boston, MA

    Why, that's gonna seal Shifty-eyed Romney's victory, no doubt, LOL.

    January 27, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. Ogden

    I bet she can generate the same enthusiasm for Romney as she did for Thompson.

    January 27, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  3. Jeffrey

    Does anyone really care? If I were Romney, I would duck this endorsement as quickly as possible. What weight does this chick have anyway? Enough from the Cheneys! We are all hoping to bury their name to the history books in the chapter named "US Disasters".

    January 27, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  4. J. Dean, Juno Beach, FLORIDA

    AN EXCELLENT CHOICE AND A WISE DECISION OF LIZ CHENEY. I HOPE THAT HER FATHER AND HER MOTHER FOLLOW HER PATH.
    MITT ROMNEY IS THE ONLY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE WHO IS INDEED PRESIDENTIAL. MITT ROMNEY TALKS ABOUT REALITIES OF OUR PRESENT AND FUTURE EXPECTATIONS.
    REPUBLICAN FROM FLORIDA.

    January 27, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  5. Independent

    wow... seriously... WHO CARES? Chuck Norris? Sly Stallone? Cheyney's daughter? The guy who runs the local truck stop is next...

    January 27, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. Rob in Sacramento

    Another very good reason to vote for any Democrat. Do we really need a corporate vampire receiving foreign affairs advice from a Cheney? Isnt that the scheme that has failed our country for the last seven years? The oil thieves must be quivering in delight deep in the heart of Texas.

    January 27, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  7. Mark

    Good news for John McCain. Run as far from the Bush/Cheney debacle as politically possible.

    January 27, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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