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Monday, December 09, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About A Possible Liz Cheney Senate Run

You may remember Liz Cheney, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney and former State Department official. Since her dad left office, she’s spent most of her time defending his legacy and blasting President Obama’s policies, often as a Fox News contributor.

In today’s Republican Party, this apparently qualifies her to run for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming — not Virginia, where she spends much of her time. According to The New York Times, Cheney is considering taking on Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), even if that means facing the 69-year-old incumbent in a primary.

State Republicans fear this race could spell “the destruction of the Republican Party of Wyoming if she decides to run and he runs, too,” said former senator Alan K. Simpson. “It’s a disaster — a divisive, ugly situation — and all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.”

But opening doors for Democrats has become a tradition for the Cheney family.

Former speechwriter for President Obama and creator of NBC’s 1600 Penn, Jon Lovett, used Twitter to give a quick introductory course on Liz Cheney that nicely sums up who she is in exactly 10 tweets.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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