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Liz Cheney to Run for Senate
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Posted on 07/16/2013 2:09:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Liz Cheney to Run for Senate 4:54 PM, Jul 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER

The AP reports:

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; cheney2014; enzi; wy2014
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Cool..........
1 posted on 07/16/2013 2:09:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not ?


2 posted on 07/16/2013 2:11:34 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will she be pro-sodomite “marriage”?


3 posted on 07/16/2013 2:12:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Hot dog! An answer (partially) to one of my daily prayers for this Republic.


4 posted on 07/16/2013 2:12:47 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: Sub-Driver

She isn’t trying to oust a Democrat, she’s trying to oust a Republican. Are only a few powerful families supposed to control the country?


5 posted on 07/16/2013 2:12:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Is the Republican incumbent more or less conservative than her?


6 posted on 07/16/2013 2:14:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

great another homosexual agenda rep running, what is it with all these elitist ruling class families.

Bush, Clintons, guarantee Obama.s wife will run and now the Cheneys.
Is this their way of getting more pro homosexual, anti conservative lot in power?


7 posted on 07/16/2013 2:15:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Is the Republican incumbent more or less conservative than her?
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Enzi is vastly LESS CONSERVATIVE than Liz Cheney. He’s either a RINO or a near-RINO, depending upon whether you’re grading on a curve.


8 posted on 07/16/2013 2:22:35 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: House Atreides

Then THAT is how we take over the GOP, a few seats at a time.


9 posted on 07/16/2013 2:26:27 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: House Atreides

And she is a mega-RINO. Actually, is there any evidence she is running as a Republican. Based on the race she picked, I doubt it.


10 posted on 07/16/2013 2:31:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The article pointedly doesn’t say she is running as a Republican. If she wanted to run as a Republican, why wouldn’t she picked a race without a Republican incumbent?


11 posted on 07/16/2013 2:32:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

She is running as a Republican. This has been in the works for some time. But I thought Enzi was going to retire. Does she figure he needs a nudge?


12 posted on 07/16/2013 2:35:48 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: nickcarraway

Running third party is a good way to split the GOP vote and let a Rat in.


13 posted on 07/16/2013 2:37:41 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: House Atreides

“He’s either a RINO or a near-RINO”

And she isn’t?


14 posted on 07/16/2013 2:45:34 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: colorado tanker

I’m sure he knew........there’s no surprises in this business. It’s all $$.


15 posted on 07/16/2013 2:46:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: colorado tanker

You are telling me there isn’t one Republican in Wyoming that can win? Will she bother moving to Wyoming?


16 posted on 07/16/2013 2:55:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: House Atreides

Is that really the case, that he’s less conservative than her?

I know he did the Internet tax thing, and the NY Times wrote about her looking to primary him from the right. But I’m looking at his voting record, and it looks pretty darned conservative. Certainly on all the social issues I see. Looks like he’s against any kind of government healthcare initiatives, for lower taxes, strongly against illegal immigration, etc.

Does Liz differ from her father on things like comprehensive immigration reform, which I at least think Dick Cheney came out for, but Enzi opposes?


17 posted on 07/16/2013 3:13:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

She has been living in Wyoming. Even if there is a primary, the odds are very strong this remains an R seat.


18 posted on 07/16/2013 3:16:39 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: House Atreides

Oh, I just found something else. Looks like he was among the Gang of Six that was pushing toward healthcare reform?


19 posted on 07/16/2013 3:20:04 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

The NYTimes wrote a big piece, last week or so, about her primarying Enzi. She’s definitely a Republican.


20 posted on 07/16/2013 3:21:13 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: manc

FWIW, Mike Enzi has a lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union of 93, with 16 years of service...

source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/126485325/2012-Ratings-of-the-United-States-Congress

From the Heritage Foundation, which seems to only have records for the LAST TWO Congresses, Mike Enzi scored a 77% (the average for all Republicans was 73%) in 2011-2012...

source: http://heritageactionscorecard.com/members/member/E000285

For this session, Enzi is scoring a 67% (the average for all Republicans is ALSO 67%)

source: http://heritageactionscorecard.com//members/member/E000285

21 posted on 07/16/2013 3:48:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Just another elitist whom many people will vote for simply because there’s an “r” after her name.


22 posted on 07/16/2013 4:03:27 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Did you read the article? It Quotes Alan Simpson as saying it would tear the Wyoming GOP apart.


23 posted on 07/16/2013 4:04:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 9YearLurker

Did you read the article? It Quotes Alan Simpson as saying it would tear the Wyoming GOP apart.


24 posted on 07/16/2013 4:04:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: colorado tanker; 9YearLurker

I guess in today’s GOP, even being a moderate means you are way too far to the right. Cheney doesn’t agree with the GOP on any issues, except she thinks we should bomb every nation on earth in to smithereens, which seems like a position the Dems are all too comfortable with.


25 posted on 07/16/2013 4:06:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: colorado tanker; 9YearLurker

I guess in today’s GOP, even being a moderate means you are way too far to the right. Cheney doesn’t agree with the GOP on any issues, except she thinks we should bomb every nation on earth in to smithereens, which seems like a position the Dems are all too comfortable with.


26 posted on 07/16/2013 4:06:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 9YearLurker
In Wyoming, a Cheney Run Worries G.O.P.
27 posted on 07/16/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 9YearLurker
In Wyoming, a Cheney Run Worries G.O.P.
28 posted on 07/16/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: colorado tanker

yea, great, another GOP who wants ot get in all wars and others business, put our troops at risk while being libral on the homosexual agenda and cross dressing front.

Just another elitist ruling class who will take the side of Graham and MCcain and dopes will vote because of her name and the letter R


29 posted on 07/16/2013 4:14:34 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

yea, great, another GOP who wants ot get in all wars and others business, put our troops at risk while being libral on the homosexual agenda and cross dressing front.

Just another elitist ruling class who will take the side of Graham and MCcain and dopes will vote because of her name and the letter R
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You said it!


30 posted on 07/16/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: manc

This will not be an easy race for her. Despite Dick’s great popularity many will see her as a carpetbagger. Plus, there are Republicans who have paid their dues to move up to statewide office that won’t be too happy with her.


31 posted on 07/16/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: manc

You are confusing Liz Cheney with her sister Mary. Liz is not the homosexual dyke. I think Elizabeth Cheney Perry would be better than Enzi.


32 posted on 07/16/2013 4:21:46 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Is the Republican incumbent more or less conservative than her?

Enzi's pretty conservative. More than most and not as conservative as some. Cheney wants to breeze into Wyoming, buy the primary win, and go to the senate without really having to work at it. I don't think that's right.

33 posted on 07/16/2013 4:22:16 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Flavious_Maximus

no I know who she is and I have had it when it comes to name recognition because daddy or husband or what eevr made it and then they want us in wars and will be pro homosexual cross dressing agenda


34 posted on 07/16/2013 4:23:16 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: colorado tanker

agree with you on that


35 posted on 07/16/2013 4:23:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: colorado tanker
This has been in the works for some time.

Yeah, a whole six or seven months at least. That's as long as she's lived in Wyoming.

But I thought Enzi was going to retire. Does she figure he needs a nudge?

He's never made a secret of his intention to run for re-election.

36 posted on 07/16/2013 4:24:23 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

and you know she will take the side of MCcain and Graham especially getting in wars.


37 posted on 07/16/2013 4:26:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 9YearLurker; Blood of Tyrants
He is a bit less conservative than she is, but not hugely so. The BIG difference is he is a milquetoast in providing a battle against the libs; he's timid, and very squishy. I never heard his name until she started saying she might run for his seat.

She will be closer to Cruz, will campaign and speak for conservatism, and likely shake the Senate up. I like that idea.

38 posted on 07/16/2013 4:27:25 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: Lakeshark

MARK LEVIN just said, let me be the first to endorse Liz Cheney. He said we need new young fresh faces. He is really mad at the usual R’s in the Senate.


39 posted on 07/16/2013 4:33:08 PM PDT by Lakeside Granny
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He is really mad at the usual R’s in the Senate.

I can't imagine why.......

:-)

40 posted on 07/16/2013 4:39:16 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I dont think Enzi would try to sneak the Internet Tax thing. I think he would push the tax and accept he lost. Enzi was with the patriot 15 on amnesty from the start.

Whereas Rubio tried to force through his amnesty as fast as possible.

Liz attacked McCain when Romney lost in 2008. She will have to explain how she differs from Graham.


41 posted on 07/16/2013 4:40:51 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Lakeshark

She wants a senate seat without really having to work for it. That doesn’t sound like a battler in the Cruz mold to me. Sounds like someone with a feeling of entitlement. We have enough of those in the Senate.


42 posted on 07/16/2013 4:47:36 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: nickcarraway
And she is a mega-RINO.

Oh, brother.

43 posted on 07/16/2013 4:51:40 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: House Atreides

I don’t know about RINO, Enzi has a lifetime conservative rating of 92.73% Looks like Liz is trying to ride into politics on her daddy’s coattails.


44 posted on 07/16/2013 4:54:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: nickcarraway
Did you read the article? It Quotes Alan Simpson as saying it would tear the Wyoming GOP apart.

Simpson was one of the biggest RINOs to walk the planet, but now his advice is golden?

45 posted on 07/16/2013 4:55:16 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Politics aside, I gather he knows that political situation in Wyoming. Besides, why wouldn’t he come out in support of her, since she’s his kind of Republican?


46 posted on 07/16/2013 5:03:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 0.E.O
She wants a senate seat without really having to work for it.

That's a very strange comment, how do you know that?

That doesn’t sound like a battler in the Cruz mold to me.

Sorry, that's just an ignorant thing to say. if you haven't heard her speak, then you are just whistling in the wind. The lady is clearly good at taking it to the libs. She's far closer to Cruz in that way than anyone in the Senate.

47 posted on 07/16/2013 5:03:36 PM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE.)
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To: 0.E.O

She wants a senate seat without really having to work for it. That doesn’t sound like a battler in the Cruz mold to me. Sounds like someone with a feeling of entitlement. We have enough of those in the Senate.


And you base this all on...?


48 posted on 07/16/2013 5:12:26 PM PDT by Lakeside Granny
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To: Lakeshark
That's a very strange comment, how do you know that?

Whoever wins the Republican primary will be the next senator from Wyoming. Cheney is hoping to get Enzi to withdraw, but if he doesn't she'll bring in buckets of outside money and try to buy it. She doesn't have to worry about a tight general election against a credible Democrat. She can just phone it in from there.

If Cheney was really interested in winning a seat then she should have run in Virginia where her roots are.

Sorry, that's just an ignorant thing to say. if you haven't heard her speak, then you are just whistling in the wind. The lady is clearly good at taking it to the libs. She's far closer to Cruz in that way than anyone in the Senate.

I've heard her speak, and talk is cheap.

49 posted on 07/16/2013 5:13:17 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: manc
no I know who she is and I have had it when it comes to name recognition because daddy or husband or what eevr made it and then they want us in wars and will be pro homosexual cross dressing agenda

Agreed. If she wants to be in public service so bad, if she's as conservative as her supporters would like us to believe, let her prove it. Let her work her way up, taking stands on issues all the way, actually doing the work of the people's business.

Cashing in on her daddy's name recognitions doesn't speak well of her - we ought to have had enough nepotism for one country's history.
50 posted on 07/16/2013 5:13:33 PM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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