Liz Cheney Quits Because Lez Cheney Beat Her Ass
Date: January 06, 2014 10:05AM
Liz Cheney released a statement early Monday confirming plans to end her Senate bid, Politico reported.
The announcement was first reported by CNN on Sunday evening after the cable network learned from sources that Cheney had told staff members of her intent to drop out of the primary.
The elder daughter to former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney announced her challenge to incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) in July. Early Monday morning, she issued a statement confirming her plans to discontinue the campaign, and cited "serious health issues" in her family, Politico reported.
"As a mother and a patriot, I know that the work of defending freedom and protecting liberty must continue for each generation," Cheney stated. "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 faced an uphill battle throughout her brief campaign, fighting off criticism for running in a state in which she hadn't lived very long and faring poorly in the few public polls conducted after her announcement.
The campaign also sparked a notable family feud when Cheney asserted she was "not pro-gay marriage." The comment offended her sister, Mary Cheney, who wed her longtime partner in Washington, D.C., last year.
"For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote in a Facebook post in September.
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