It’s official: Cheney withdraws, Enzi reaction

By on January 5, 2014

CheneyJACKSON HOLE, WYO –Liz Cheney has announced via Twitter she is dropping out of the race for the US Senate.

Cheney’s rocky campaign began last summer when she announced via YouTube she would challenge longtime Republican Mike Enzi in the Senate primary. Since then, the neoconservative has been accused of being a carpetbagger, ran afoul of her openly gay sister, and ruffled feathers in the state GOP camp.

Enzi held a wide lead over Cheney in early polling. Cheney cited health issues in her family but was not more specific than that. The entire Tweet read: “Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family and … I have decided to discontinue my campaign.”

Sen. Enzi issued a prepared statement Monday afternoon upon learning of Cheney’s decision to bow out of the race.

“While it is not always easy, Diana and I have always believed in putting family first. We have tremendous respect for Liz’s decision. She and her entire family are in our thoughts and prayers,” Enzi said.

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  1. Anonyholic II

    January 5, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Given all the rancor over the last six months, why’d it take so long? This whole escapade was so incredibly stupid for a family with such supposed political savvy.

  2. Scott

    January 6, 2014 at 9:34 am

    That is splendid news. Did she say when she is moving back home to Virginia?

  3. Five O'Clock Shadow

    January 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    “My dear, dear Fellow Countrymen and non-whitebred uncouth common folk!

    As a Christian Mingle kind of righteously resentful, blue-blooded American, I am deeply saddened by this awful news that one of our godly own has recused herself from the most valiant of frays!

    What a stellar exemplar of shinning, enlightened statesmanship and unifying, selfless leadership Ms. Lizbeth Cheney could have provided our troubled nation in these dire times of White House-driven socialist rancor and divisiveness.”

    (Psssst! The president is, ah, black all over! Didn’t ya know? “Praise, Allah!” Er, I mean, “Jesus!”)

    “Ahem! I certainly hope the good and holier-than-now Ms. Lesbian-Hating Cheney and her proud and heartless papa (Lord Sly Dick) have the most familial of times enjoying their illegally gotten gains and fishing licenses.

    Sieg heil!

    Respectfully yours,

    –Fielding Mellish

  4. Anonyholic II

    January 8, 2014 at 12:46 am

    You’re not Fielding Mellish.

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