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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:03 pm

This article caught me by surprise because I assumed Sen Michael Enzi (R-WY) would run for re-election, and win handily.Ms. [Liz] Cheney, 46, is showing up everywhere in the state, from chicken dinners to cattle growers’ meetings, sometimes with her parents in tow. She has made it clear that she wants to run for the Senate seat now held by Michael B. Enzi, a soft-spoken Republican and onetime fly-fishing partner of her father.





But Ms. Cheney’s move threatens to start a civil war within the state’s Republican establishment, despite the reverence many hold for her family.





Mr. Enzi, 69, says he is not ready to retire, and many Republicans say he has done nothing to deserve being turned out.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/07/us/po ... f=us&_r=1&Mebbe the former Vice President can take Sen Enzi hunting. Yes/no?



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:38 pm

There will be a contested Republican primary race for US Senator in Wyoming.Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz Cheney will run against Wyoming's senior U.S. senator in next year's Republican primary, her campaign said Tuesday.Cheney, 46, is the elder of Dick Cheney's two daughters. Her announcement is a political challenge unlike anything Wyoming has seen for years, maybe decades - Republicans in the state rarely challenge incumbents in national office. All three members of the state's congressional delegation and all statewide elected officials are Republican.US Sen. Mike Enzi also announced Tuesday he was planning to seek a fourth term, making clear he was seeking re-election bid more than six months earlier than he has in the past.Enzi, a former state legislator and mayor of Gillette, was first elected to the Senate in 1996. He said in Tuesday's announcement that he intends to concentrate on serving in the Senate until the campaign gets underway.[/break1]ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LIZ_CHENEY_WYOMING?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-07-16-17-06-44]http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 6-17-06-44



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Post by DaveMuckey » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:46 pm

I guess this is what we call "Getting Primaried".



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Post by SueDB » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:14 pm

Wyoming hasn't been too kind to gay folks in the past. :- :- :- Je's say'en yano....


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:23 pm

Wyoming hasn't been too kind to gay folks in the past. :- :- :- Je's say'en yano....That would be Mary, not Liz.



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Post by GreatGrey » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:26 pm

Woohoo, she's got Coathanger Erick Erickson's endorsement:I'm pleased to endorse Liz Cheney for the United States Senate.[/break1]com/EWErickson/status/357243469103775746] ... 9103775746.


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Post by SueDB » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:26 pm

Wyoming hasn't been too kind to gay folks in the past. :- :- :- Je's say'en yano....That would be Mary, not Liz.My... There is two of them. my bad.... Learn something new every day on the 'Bow. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:


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Post by esseff44 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:47 pm

I think I am on record predicting this a couple of years ago when I first saw her going on the talk shows and sounding just like her father except even meaner and nastier. It makes me want to move to Wyoming just so I can vote against her. After all, my vote carries about 25 times the weight there than it does here when voting for Senate races. There are very good reasons why she is carpetbagging in Wyoming besides the fact the family name is so well known. I just hope the voters of Wyoming don't fall for this chip off the old rotten stump.ETA: Found this from last September:http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopi ... #p419013As soon as I saw her on the talk show circuit, this has been in the works. She has the whole "I raised five children while holding down a job helping daddy run the world from the State Department" thing down which makes her an expert on every issue.....foreign and domestic. After all, she has to make the world unsafe except for Halliburton and Company.



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Post by Dolly » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:18 pm

10 Fun Facts About Wyoming Senate Candidate Liz Cheney[/break1]motherjones.com/mojo/2013/07/10-important-facts-about-liz-cheney]http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/07 ... liz-cheney


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Post by Skip Intro » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:44 pm

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:19 am

The first poll I've read about since Liz Cheney announced her candidacy shows her a bit behind.


[US Senator Michael] Enzi led Cheney, 55 percent to 21 percent, in a survey from Harper Polling, a Republican firm.








Enzi also had a high favorability rating of 74 percent in the poll. Cheney had a 45 percent favorability rating.








The Wyoming Senate seat is rated a Safe Republican contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.[really going out on a limb there boys]


[/break1]rollcall.com/enzi-holds-large-lead-over-cheney-in-poll/]http://atr.rollcall.com/enzi-holds-larg ... y-in-poll/It's possible Cheney's favorability rating could improve; it's unlikely Enzi's will drop significantly, if much at all.





Cheney might have been better off moving to Montana or South Dakota. Both states have an open US Senate seat up for grabs in 2014 plus South Dakota Teabaggers are desperately looking for a candidate to challenge former Gov Mike Rounds. As they say in real estate: location, location, location.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:17 am

I think I am on record predicting this a couple of years ago when I first saw her going on the talk shows and sounding just like her father except even meaner and nastier. It makes me want to move to Wyoming just so I can vote against her. After all, my vote carries about 25 times the weight there than it does here when voting for Senate races. There are very good reasons why she is carpetbagging in Wyoming besides the fact the family name is so well known. I just hope the voters of Wyoming don't fall for this chip off the old rotten stump.A Wyoming vote may be worth 50-100 California votes as it pertains to the US Senate. According to Sen Barasso this race will be decided by approximately 100,000 Republican voters in the August 2014 GOP primary. Barrasso made a statement I fully agree with (something that doesn't happen every day).Liz Cheney picked the "wrong race at the wrong time" in her challenge to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), a member of Senate GOP leadership said Wednesday.[/break1]com/video/senate/311619-gop-senator-says-liz-cheney-picked-the-wrong-race-at-the-wrong-time]http://thehill.com/video/senate/311619- ... wrong-timeBarrasso then followed that with some BS I don't agree with."She's terrific, and I think she has a future that is very, very bright, I just think that this is the wrong race at the wrong time," he said.I hope Wyoming voters kick her ass hard enough she decides she'd rather write about politics...
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:28 am

If she goes hunting, can someone send me an alert in advance, please?



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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:26 am

I'm not sure what makes her believe she can beat Enzi.



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:04 pm

I'm not sure what makes her believe she can beat Enzi.I agree, Loh. She could have stayed in Virginia or moved to one of several different states and had a better chance of getting elected to the US Senate.PPP's new Wyoming poll finds that most voters in the state see Liz Cheney as an outsider...and as a result she starts out at a significant deficit in a primary contest with Mike Enzi.Overall only 31% of Wyoming voters consider Cheney to be a 'Wyomingite' to 50% who do not. By a 50/28 margin they think it would be more appropriate for Cheney to run for the Senate from Virginia than Wyoming. Even Republican primary voters share, by a 45/33 spread, the sentiment that Cheney should be running in Virginia instead of Wyoming.Cheney starts out at a 54/26 disadvantage in her primary challenge to Enzi. She only has a narrowly positive favorability rating with GOP primary voters at 40/34, while Enzi is quite popular with a 66/24 approval rating. The two actually are pretty close among voters describing themselves as 'very conservative,' with Enzi leading just 43/37. But his 68/14 advantage with moderate Republicans and 52/26 edge with 'somewhat conservative' ones make it uncompetitive overall.[/break1]publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/07/cheney-senate-bid-looks-like-an-uphill-battle.html#more]http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main ... .html#moreIt won't surprise me to hear the term "carpetbagger" used a few times prior to the August 2014 primary election.



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Post by esseff44 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:49 pm

Of course, one does not even have to be a resident of a state to run for the Senate seat or to have any connection at all. There have been many precedents and some have even won. Secretary Clinton went to New York in 2000 and won. She had the name recognition and had built relationships. In 1964, Robert Kennedy ran for the Senate seat and his opponent called him an arrogant carpetbagger. He won but then he had been involved in getting government aid to projects in that states as well as poverty stricken areas in other states. He wasn't a stranger.Elizabeth Dole had been born in North Carolina but had not lived in that state very many years as an adult as she and her senator husband lived and worked most of those years in D.C. She changed her residency to her mother's address in NC after she failed to get the Republican nomination for president and won the seat previously held by Jesse Helms.All of these had connections and recognition that Liz Cheney does not have in Wyoming. They were not running against incumbents who retained popularity. The Cheney name has recognition in the state but how appealing is it? What has she herself ever done for Wyoming or the people there? If she is accused of carpetbagging, all the negative connotations would seem to fit her well.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:28 pm

Pierre Salinger wasn't as lucky. And he had a head start.



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Post by A Legal Lohengrin » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:34 pm

It won't surprise me to hear the term "carpetbagger" used a few times prior to the August 2014 primary election.Among less pleasant terms. I also expect the "bored housewife" thing to emerge again.



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Post by Dolly » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:23 am

Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bidLiz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday.Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday. [/break1]cnn.com/2014/01/05/politics/liz-cheney-senate-race/]http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/05/politics/ ... nate-race/


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:28 am

Good riddance.



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Post by TexasFilly » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:57 am

Blaming "serious health problems" in her family. I hope this is another Cheney lie, as I do not wish ill health on anyone, but it seems a bit odd to throw this out there without further detail. It invites people to dig into her personal life.


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Post by SueDB » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:36 pm

Buh Bye - Spawn of Darth Cheney. May the force f*ck with you to no end.


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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:35 pm

When Republican Liz Cheney abruptly ended her bid for a U.S. Senate seat Monday, she closed the book on a short-lived but heavily scrutinized campaign, raised numerous questions about her political future, and virtually assured Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) a fourth term. But there's one thing Cheney's decision didn't do: Alter the 2014 landscape in any way or say anything about the broader themes of this election cycle.


[/break1]washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/01/06/liz-cheneys-exit-means-nothing-for-the-2014-landscape/]http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the ... landscape/Ouch! :lol:



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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:22 pm

Results from Wyoming's primary held yesterday.





US Senate

Republican


Mike Enzi........................77,965


Bryan E Miller.....................9,332


James "Coaltrain" Gregory......3,770


Thomas Bleming..................2,504


Arthur Bruce Clifton..............1,404


Write-Ins............................345


Others.................................50|Democratic


Charlie Hardy....................7,199


Rex Wilde........................3,012


Al Hamburg......................2,988


William Bryk.....................1,670


Write-Ins...........................214


[/break1]state.wy.us/Elections/Docs/2014/Results/Primary/2014_Statewide_Candidates_Summary.pdf]http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Docs ... ummary.pdf





It appears Sen Enzi will be a slight favorite to win re-election in November.



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