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Liz Cheney Looks For Excitement About Senate Bid In Wyoming Primary

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Republican Liz Cheney ramped up her criticisms of Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, and pulled no punches on whether or not President Obama lied about ObamaCare.

When asked whether or not the President lied Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said plainly, “Yes. I do. There was no way” the president was unaware that some Americans would lose their health-insurance policies, despite claiming otherwise.

“No question he lied,” Cheney told Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday.”

Cheney also took a shot at the liberal media, stating that Obama administration officials falsely assumed the liberal media wouldn’t hold them accountable because, “they never do.”

Cheney is looking to draw attention to what is expected to be a hotly contested Senate race in Wyoming, in which she is posing a primary challenge against the three-term Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi. But the primary, alone, is more than 20 months away.

However, whatever brief excitement that may have followed her announcement this summer has quickly faded, with available polling showing Senator Mike Enzi with a commanding lead.

Poll Date Sample Enzi Cheney Spread
PPP (D) 7/19 – 7/21 780 RV 54 26 Enzi +28
Harper (R) 7/17 – 7/18 422 LV 55 21 Enzi +34

As seen above, it appears that for now, at least, Wyoming approves of Senator Enzi, who has indisputable conservative credentials. As Chris Wallace noted, Enzi has a 93 percent voting record according to the American Conservative Union, a 100 percent record with pro-life groups, and an A+ rating from the NRA, or National Rifle Association.

As far as votes, Enzi opposed all of the bailouts, the president’s stimulus, ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, and so on. Senator Enzi also pledge not only to defund ObamaCare during the effort, but also pledged and did oppose the cloture vote. The cloture vote was the vote that mattered, which many conservatives say the establishment used to tank the effort.

Cheney on Sunday attacked Senator Enzi for being a part of the “Gang of Six” back in 2009, which was involved with Obama and Democrats during health care reform.

“We’ve got the code of the West in Wyoming,” she said. “And Rule No. 10 is: ‘Know where to draw the line.’ ”

Cheney did acknowledge that Obama and the Democrats eventually passed the legislation without a single Republican vote, but argued Mike Enzi and gave the president “cover” and “running room” simply by talking about proposals that Republicans to this day, still support as a means to replace ObamaCare.

When asked about those who have accused her of being a “carpetbagger” for returning to Wyoming from northern Virginia just to run for the Senate seat, she said they are “people who don’t want to talk about Sen. Enzi’s lack of” legislative success.

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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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