November 18

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Family Feud

For a state that is normally drama free and stays under the radar, Wyoming has taken a strong stance in national news for the primary race of Senator Enzi and Liz Cheney. Liz Cheney moved to Wyoming a year ago. Her father, Dick Cheney, is from this state and has always had a strong presence in local politics. The family name, however, does not outweigh the political turmoil that comes with Cheney facing a primary against a fellow Republican in this very much red state. Cheney’s race seems to be falling out from under her, as Enzi is the typical conservative and has support from the national Republicans, as well as Congresswoman Lummis and Senator Barrasso.

Cheney has said that she is running to thwart the political corruption happening in Washington, DC, but it is hard for her to prove that Senator Enzi has betrayed his conservative values. Despite external attacks, Liz now has to deal with a family feud. Cheney appeared on Fox News yesterday, where she said “supports the traditional definition of marriage.” Liz has a gay sister, who she addressed, “I love Mary very much, I love her family very much. This is just an issue on which we disagree.” Liz’s sister, however, took great offense to this comment and said that Liz is “on the wrong side of history” and is “wrong.” In a recent poll, Enzi leads against Cheney over same sex marriage 69-17 percent, and this socially conservative state clearly does not believe that given Cheney’s filial ties, she is going to fight against same sex marriage.