Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has announced that she will discontinue her U.S. Senate campaign. She was running against Sen. Mike Enzi in the primary, and most polls showed the Senator ahead. Cheney cites health issues in her family as her reason for withdrawing. Cheney’s campaign has been plagued with issues, ranging from carpetbagger allegations to fishing license fines to same-sex marriage fights within her own family. Cheney supports traditional marriage while her sister, Mary, is a lesbian.
CNN was the first to report that Cheney would drop out.
Read Liz Cheney’s Statement:
Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign. My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well being will always be my overriding priority.
Phil and I want to thank the thousands of people in Wyoming and all across the country who have supported my campaign. As a mother and a patriot, I know that the work of defending freedom and protecting liberty must continue for each generation. 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.