Liz Cheney Ends Senate Bid, Cites “Health Issues”

Liz Cheney, whose bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi upset members of the Republican Party, is dropping out of the Senate primary. "Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a statement to NBC News. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well being will always be my overriding priority." Cheney and her husband Phil Perry have three daughters and two sons. The exit comes after Cheney was accused of being a "carpetbagger" for having spent much of her youth and adult life in Virginia before moving in 2012 to Wyoming, where her father served as congressman. She also committed a political gaffe in a state where hunting and fishing are taken very seriously by mistakenly buying a resident's fishing license after living in Wyoming for just a few months. Her sister and sister-in-law also publicly criticized Cheney over her opposition to gay marriage.

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