New Political Day in Wyoming?

9 Oct

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Elizabeth “Liz” Cheney has announced that she will run in the Republican primary for the US senate in 2014. She will be running against the incumbent Senator Mike Enzi, who will be seeking his fourth term as US senator. It seems that if she is to win the primary, it is going to be an uphill battle for her

Competitors

Mike Enzi has served three terms in the US senate and had a long political career before that. According to his Senate website, he served six years in the Wyoming Air National Guard, two terms as Mayor of Gillett, WY, elected State Representative 3 times and State Senator once before being elected to the US Senate in 1996.

Thomas Bleming is a Vietnam War veteran who ran against Sen. John Barrasso in the 2012 Republican primary and was soundly defeated. After looking at his Facebook page and doing some web searches I don’t think he has a chance.
Liz Cheney
According to her biography on her campaign website, she had her first taste of campaigning at age 11, and traveled to Washington, D.C. when her father, former vice-president Dick Cheney was elected to Congress. She has practiced law and held positions in President George W. Bush’s administration. After President Obama was elected she founded the non-profit “Keep America Safe” and is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the University of Wyoming.

In my next post I will discuss what I think her chances of winning election are and advantages and disadvantages.

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3 Responses to “New Political Day in Wyoming?”

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  1. Liz Cheney and the 2014 Election | LCCC Life on Campus - October 10, 2013

    […] on Liz Cheney here is a link to her campaign website, Wikipedia article, and my last blog post which also addressed that […]

  2. Underdog Candidate | LCCC Life on Campus - October 23, 2013

    […] mentioned Thomas Bleming in an earlier post where I basically dismissed his chances. However, I decided to do a more thorough examination of […]

  3. Thomas Bleming | LCCC Life on Campus - October 25, 2013

    […] his positions and views I hope he doesn’t get elected. I have referenced him in earlier posts here, and here but I  intend to move on to new subjects. if you want an audio summary of my views, […]

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