Liz Cheney to Challenge Senator Mike Enzi
by K2 News Desk, email@example.com
Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will run for the US Senate against Mike Enzi next year. The declaration came just after Senator Enzi announced his intention to seek re-election for his fourth six-year term.
Speculation that the 46-year-old Cheney would run for the Senate has been rampant since she and her husband purchased a home in Jackson hole last year. She has also been a featured speaker at many recent GOP events across the state.
Cheney holds a law degree and has worked for the State Department and the Agency for International Development.
Enzi was first elected to the Senate in 1996. He is the former mayor of Gillette as well as a former state legislator.
Enzi on Tuesday did not comment on the race, but said he intends to concentrate on serving in the Senate until the campaign begins next year.
Meanwhile, a GOP Senate committee announced that it would back Enzi over Cheney in the primary race. Senator Jerry Moran, who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said that their "support will be there for Mike." Moran also said that Republican senators are clearly behind their colleague.
Enzi and Cheney will square off in the 2014 Republican primary.