Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney and Fox News contributor, announced this morning she is dropping her bid in the Republican primary against Wyoming incumbent, Mike Enzi. She cited her reason was based on family health issues.
Fox News reports,
Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming, dropping her primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mike Enzi.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a written statement released Monday morning, cited health issues in the family.
“Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign,” she said. “My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority. … Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop.”
Cheney had also struggled to mount a formidable campaign against the incumbent senator, and polls had shown her far behind.
Cheney, who has worked for Fox News as a political commentator, announced that she would run against Enzi this past July, raising the prospect of a rare primary contest among Wyoming Republicans. Enzi, who was easily elected to a third Senate term in 2008, had the support of much of the state’s political establishment, as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Hopefully, Liz Cheney tries again. But next time, pick off a Democrat.