(CNN) - Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will challenge three-term Republican Sen. Michael Enzi of Wyoming for his seat in next year's mid-term elections, she announced Tuesday in a web video.
"Today I am launching my candidacy for the United States Senate," she said.
Cheney dedicated part of her nearly six-minute long video to criticizing President Barack Obama, accusing him of announcing a war on Americans' freedoms of religion and speech.
Missing, however, was any personal attacks on her GOP opponent, Enzi.
In her announcement she said it was time for a "new generation of leaders to step up." She then made a call to action, saying, "every victorious movement in history has required the full participation of men and women of courage, conviction and principle...join me in this fight."
Cheney, who chairs a nonprofit on national security and education called Keep America Safe, has been rumored this year to be considering a U.S. Senate bid from Wyoming.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee, however, says it stands firmly behind Enzi, the GOP incumbent.
"Our mission is to re-elect our incumbents and build a Republican majority," NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring told CNN.
Cheney sparked some speculation of a potential Senate bid in March when she cautioned her party against moving too far to the middle as the GOP began major rebranding efforts following last year's presidential loss.
"It is time for Republicans to get over their loss in 2012. We are all that stands between this president's policies and a damaged and diminished America," she wrote. "It is time to get back in the fight."
"And I do mean fight," she continued in the Wall Street Journal op-ed. "Republicans are being counseled to move the party to the left, but in my experience, those who advocate more liberal policies for the GOP are wrongheaded or Democrats, or both."
Wyoming is a reliably red state, with a Republican governor, Republican senators and a Republican for its at large representative. Enzi easily won re-election in 2008 with 76% of the vote.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried the state 69% of the vote in last year's election.
– CNN's Jake Tapper, Paul Steinhauser and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.
It is time for Republicans to get over their loss in 2012. We are all that stands between this president's policies and a damaged and diminished America," she wrote. "It is time to get back in the fight."
A damaged and diminished America is what this president inherited from her father's policies. But hey, lets not let facts get in the way of rhetoric.
Wow, liz cheney, American Taliban party, interesting. might be the single most disagreeable person in the country. oh well, she is taliban after all.
Another WAR MONGER running for office, when are these snakes going to go away?
Our country doesn't need any more Cheneys with any type of political power.
Evidently she feels that Republicans will not truly be successful until their brand of theocratic fascism has replaced the Constitution, and American armies are ‘nation-building’ in all corners of the earth.
Prima Neocon II? Which country would she want to invade next?
Wait, what? End the dynasties. Let's start electing human beings and get rid of these talking heads.
Why won't these people and their relatives, just go away. They do't even have the courtesy to start at the bottom. They feel that they're better than everyone else.
Is this a joke? LOL
What kind of an idiot would consider voting for her?
Right what a waste, thought the republicans were trying to get smarter people in and change the way they think. LMAO
She is another right wing nut that is as dumb as her dad.
Good god no she's a war criminals daughter. Vote independent Wyoming please not another ignorant republican
"And I do mean fight,"......Oh yes the Cheney's, they can't get enough of their glorified wars.
"a damaged and diminished America"....Yes, thanks in big part to her dad, who should be in the Hague as a war criminal.
"Republicans are being counseled to move the party to the left, but in my experience, those who advocate more liberal policies for the GOP are wrongheaded or Democrats, or both."....Yes Liz, continue in you father's footsteps with the rigidity and arrogance. Heaven forbid that there are "wrongheaded" people in the GOP who are reasonable and intelligent. Cheney's version of the GOP is doomed, period.
Oh vey. As soon as we get rid of one Cheney, another comes along.
Would she be the first openly lesbian if gets elected?
And by "Back in the fight" she means war, right? I mean, if she's potential heir to millions of Halliburton shares, she must want war.
She's certainly inherited her father's looks.
It is indeed time for a new generation of leaders to step up. Not this family dynasty business that we have going on
her in the USA. Its time that the Bush's , Clintons, Cheneys, Kennedys etc went out and got JOBS.
Just another whackadoo tea bagger...lol
The corrupt government crime families compete with the mob to see who can do the most damage to humanity.
Another corporate slug.
Wonderful. The spawn of Satan wants to represent America. As if this country isn't enough of a train wreck.
Great! The spawn of the right hand of Satan wants to be part of the ruling elite! Hades is partying hard.
The only person more wretched and despicable than Liz Cheney, is Dick Cheney.