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Liz Cheney ends bid for US Senate for the State of Wyoming

Dick and Liz Cheney
Dick and Liz CheneyTom Williams/Getty Images

Liz Cheney abruptly said in a statement this morning that she will not run for the U.S. Senate for the State of Wyoming citing family health reasons for her decision. Liz Cheney is the daughter of the most infamous Vice President in U.S. modern history, Richard Cheney.

While it’s well known that her father has been in poor health with his heart, the health concerns are within her immediately family and her children, according to her 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,” she said in a statement, as quoted by Politico.

“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.”

Liz Cheney who has been a strong supporter of her father on everything that her father has been accused of since he left office, including his war crime, has made regular appearances on Fox News over the last few years. But she made headlines recently for her stance against same-sex marriage and a kerfuffle with her sister Mary Cheney, who is gay. The former vice President since leaving office has softened his thinking on same sex marriage because of his daughter, Mary.

Liz Cheney moved to Wyoming in 2012 from Virginia, but claimed to be a resident of Wyoming for 10 years on a fishing application, drawing well deserved accusations of being a carpetbagger in order to run for the Senate seat of Republican Mike Enzi.

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