Liz Cheney abandons Senate bid
January 5th, 2014
11:45 PM ET
8 years ago

Liz Cheney abandons Senate bid

New York (CNN) - Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked warfare in the Republican Party and within her own family, is dropping out of the primary race, she said on Monday.

"Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a written statement.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. me

    Ha, Liz! Hate doesn't give you enough to win these days, unlike in your father's time. You won't be missed.

    January 6, 2014 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  2. Thomas

    Wyoming, a state Dick Cheney represented in Congress for five terms before moving up the Republican food chain in Washington.

    When did Halliburton enter into the equation ?
    Perfect example of an outsider becoming an insider .

    Cheney, like her father, is an unapologetic neoconservative who favors muscular use of American military power overseas, a policy that failed to work in Iraq .

    Sounds like a commentary position at Fox news is in her future .

    January 6, 2014 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  3. Marian08

    She seems to be a chip off the old block, SO MUCH like her father. THANK GOODNESS, once was enough. We don't need another 'His Evilness' ANYWHERE in politics. Save this country from them!

    January 6, 2014 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  4. Namemike

    The writer should look up the word "neoconservative" before using it again. Liz would have to be a former liberal to be neoconservative, and it's unlikely either she or her father ever were. One more thing, only liberals use the term neoconservative, so as a non-partisan journalist, maybe you should refrain from using that prefix.

    January 6, 2014 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  5. Blinded by the republican lie

    Good riddance to bad rubbish!!

    January 6, 2014 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  6. Iamnotfooled

    We don't need any more Cheney's. Good.

    January 6, 2014 02:32 am at 2:32 am |

    Guns Over People tea potty rats jumping ship. November comes quickly for them all. Can't wait to see the GOBP stuff Jeb Bush down the tea potty's throats 2012 Mitt the twit style.

    January 6, 2014 05:41 am at 5:41 am |
  8. Marie MD

    Another one bites the dust. Too bad it wasn't her father who gave up. So many lives could have been saved.

    January 6, 2014 06:15 am at 6:15 am |
  9. Poseurs Go Home

    To Liz Cheney: Please go away, and stay away.

    January 6, 2014 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    No one will vote for Another Cheney,another Bush. Period, she knew.

    January 6, 2014 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  11. current state of the union

    Sounds like someone made the connection, ( Mr.obvious). I don't think she had a real chance, but oh how I would like to know the real reason. Did she realize how much the vast majority of people nearly vomit at the mention of a Cheney in power?

    January 6, 2014 07:30 am at 7:30 am |