Liz Cheney drops Senate campaign, cites health issues

Liz and Mary Cheney: Sisters at oddsRepublican Liz Cheney, the oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, ended her U.S. Senate bid in Wyoming on Monday, citing serious family health issues. Cheney, a lawyer who worked in the U.S. State Department during the administration of President George W. Bush, was seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Senator Mike Enzi in a primary election in August. “Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign,” Cheney said Monday morning in a statement on her Facebook page. “My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign, and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority.” She did not elaborate on the health problems.

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