Cheney features daughters in new TV ad
November 25th, 2013
12:54 PM ET
9 months ago

Cheney features daughters in new TV ad

(CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney is going up with a new campaign commercial that touts her family's Wyoming roots and showcases her three daughters.

The release of the TV ad comes one week after Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was involved in a very public spat over same-sex marriage with her younger sister Mary, who's married to another woman.

Cheney rocked Wyoming politics this summer by announcing a primary challenge to three-term incumbent GOP Sen. Mike Enzi in next year's midterm elections. She has since faced criticism for carpet bagging, moving from her long-time residence in Virginia to Wyoming about year before announcing her Senate bid.

The ad starts with each of Cheney's three daughters highlighting the family's long history in Wyoming, which they say dates back to 1852.

"We're proud of our family's deep roots in Wyoming. We're proud of our grandma and our grandpa. He was vice president of the United States. And we're very proud of our mom, who's running for the United States Senate," add the daughters.

The commercial closes with Cheney, standing with her husband, three daughters, and two younger sons, in front of the beautiful Wyoming landscape, saying I'm Liz Cheney and I approve this message."

Cheney's campaign put out a statement Monday saying the spot "will appear on television in Wyoming beginning today."

Liz Cheney asserts her Wyoming roots in first ad

The spat between Liz and Mary Cheney started eight days ago, when the candidate said that while she supports some rights for same-sex partners, she does not back the right for same-sex couples to legally marry.

"I love Mary very much. I love her family very much. This is just an issue in which we disagree," Cheney added on "Fox News Sunday."

Mary Cheney quickly responded.

"Liz - this isn't just an issue on which we disagree - you're just wrong - and on the wrong side of history," she posted on Facebook.

Mary Cheney married her longtime partner, Heather Poe, last year in Washington D.C., which legalized same-sex marriage in 2009. The couple have two children together - a son, Samuel, and a daughter, Sarah.

– CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Liz Cheney • Senate • Wyoming
soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Data Driven

    Why are there never any polls on this race? I suspect they're bad for Cheney; otherwise the numbers would be trumpeted.

    November 25, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    Using children as pawns in an election opens up a can of worms that will not help the Liz's failed run.

    November 25, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    Do these girls like their aunt?

    November 25, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    "Liz – this isn't just an issue on which we disagree – you're just wrong – and on the wrong side of history," she posted on Facebook.
    ---------------------------------------------
    Liz is so fake. She should walk around campaigning with a fraud sticker across her forehead. She is the personification EVIL. She throws her sister under the bus to win an election. I'm sure the good people of Wyoming are wise enough to see through this fraud. LIz, YOU LIVE IN VIRGINIA!!!!

    November 25, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Dennis Freeman

    Who cares?

    November 25, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    How shameless and selfish. She's put her own minor age daughters into a political campaign. Let the girls do the lying for you.

    November 25, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    I guess when the child props are for a conservative, its ok.

    November 25, 2013 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  8. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Polls have Liz down by 50 points last time I heard.

    November 25, 2013 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  9. Lolo

    What more do you expect from a conservative Cheney?

    November 25, 2013 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  10. Arun

    Are they proud of their grandpa lieing to the american public about the weapons of mass destruction?? Repubes are so worried about the 4 who died in Banghozi, but don't ever talk about the thousands who died in Iraq because of known lie!!

    November 25, 2013 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. Donna

    "Liz – this isn't just an issue on which we disagree – you're just wrong – and on the wrong side of history," she posted on Facebook.
    --

    She means the history that the lefties re-write and words they re-define to suit their needs of the moment. Gays have NOT married over the course of history because marriages were to start families, something gays are incapable of doing naturally as a woman/woman or man/man combination goes against the rules of nature for reproduction. I guess liberals don't know and understand reproductive science.

    Polygamy is far more logical to being allowed as real marriage and yet it is not. At least it is a combination that can produce children naturally. Whatever gays have, it is not marriage. They are only kidding themselves, which is very common among people of the left.

    November 25, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  12. Thomas

    Liz Cheney ,
    Washington insider , pretending to be Washington outsider .

    November 25, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Polls have Liz down by 50 points last time I heard.
    ------------------–
    That's an improvement from down by 60 points.

    November 25, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  14. NameEfrem

    @Donna, gays come in conservative too. Don't act like you don't know.

    November 25, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  15. Bill

    What a pathetic joke. Parading your kids in a poltical ad. And she is down by 52 points.

    November 25, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  16. Doug in NYC

    Donna: "Gays have NOT married over the course of history because marriages were to start families, something gays are incapable of doing naturally as a woman/woman or man/man combination goes against the rules of nature for reproduction. I guess liberals don't know and understand reproductive science."

    So, when your child bearing years are over, you're going to divorce your husband because you can no longer produce a family? After all, according to you, that's only what marriage is for!

    Whatever gays have, it is not marriage. They are only kidding themselves, which is very common among people of the right.....There fixed that sentence for you.

    November 25, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  17. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Rudy: "That's an improvement from down by 60 points."

    In CNN speak ... "While gaining momentum in her bid to become U.S. Senator Cheney, Liz's challenger is still slightly ahead."

    November 25, 2013 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  18. Thomas

    @Donna
    "Liz – this isn't just an issue on which we disagree – you're just wrong – and on the wrong side of history," she posted on Facebook.
    -

    She means the history that the lefties re-write and words they re-define to suit their needs of the moment. Gays have NOT married over the course of history because marriages were to start families, something gays are incapable of doing naturally as a woman/woman or man/man combination goes against the rules of nature for reproduction. I guess liberals don't know and understand reproductive science.

    Polygamy is far more logical to being allowed as real marriage and yet it is not. At least it is a combination that can produce children naturally. Whatever gays have, it is not marriage. They are only kidding themselves, which is very common among people of the left.

    =======

    Why do you show such contempt for Log Cabin Conservatives ?

    November 25, 2013 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  19. current state of the union

    Its funny the pain staking efforts they need, just to make her seem human, what a ethically vulgar family. Her kid in the middle looks strange, just saying

    November 25, 2013 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    Donna wrote:

    She means the history that the lefties re-write and words they re-define to suit their needs of the moment. Gays have NOT married over the course of history because marriages were to start families, something gays are incapable of doing naturally as a woman/woman or man/man combination goes against the rules of nature for reproduction. I guess liberals don't know and understand reproductive science.
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    Your world view is a narrow one. If marriages are for the express purpose of starting families, then why would to 80 year old seniors get married. Reproduction? No, they marry because they obviously love one another. Please, explain to us where it is written that marriages are for starting families.

    You're sounding like any other right winger who acts like the 1st Amendment doesn't even exist. If you want people to respect your religious beliefs, then don't use the government to impose them upon everyone because it shows that you have zero tolerance and respect for the religious beliefs of others.

    November 25, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  21. Bill

    @Lynda/Minnesota " In CNN speak ... "While gaining momentum in her bid to become U.S. Senator Cheney, Liz's challenger is still slightly ahead."

    Okay. Must a MN 6th district voter who thinks Michelle Bachman will be the next president.

    November 25, 2013 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  22. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Bill

    Umm. No. I'm neither a MN 6th district voter NOR a Michele Bachmann fan.

    Sorry.

    November 25, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  23. TONE

    One thing with the Gop they will stoop lower that dirt to get votes, but this time it will not work.

    November 25, 2013 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |