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Citing Family Health Issues, Liz Cheney Ends Wyoming Senate Campaign

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Only five short months after declaring her candidacy in the Wyoming Senate race, Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, bowed out citing family health issues.

“Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign,” Cheney said in a statement released early Monday. “My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign, and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority.”

In truth, Liz Cheney was not gaining steam in her bid to unseat popular Senator Mike Enzi, whom PeoplesPunditDaily.com always found to be the favorite on our 2014 Senate Map predictions. Aside from several controversial bumps in the road, including one that aired family differences on gay marriage, many conservatives found Liz Cheney to be overly ambitious in challenging Mike Enzi.

Ann Coulter included Cheney in a list of “shysters” who are hurting the party for personal ambition, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Wyoming Republican delegation, and GOP lawmakers all backed Senator Enzi and slammed Cheney.

Before announcing her candidacy, Cheney was a Fox News contributor, which is a position she did not say whether or not she would return to now. However, Cheney stated her “commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop.”

Senator Mike Enzi does have another primary challenger in “self-described soldier of fortune,” Thomas Bleming. But Bleming only got about 6 percent of the vote in his challenge to Sen. John Barrasso (R) last cycle.

The Wyoming Senate race is still rated “Safe Republican” in the general election, and now rated “Safe Enzi” in the primary, according to the PeoplesPunditDaily.com 2014 Senate Map.


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Data Journalism Editor

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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  • I will be a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
    I have a Facebook campaign page (“Thomas Bleming for the US Senate in 2014”).
    I invite everyone to “Like” my campaign page and to support me in the upcoming Wyoming Republican primary.

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