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Dick Cheney's daughter Liz to exit US senate race: Reports

Published on Jan 6, 2014 4:23 PM
 
Elizabeth (left) and Mary Cheney, daughters of vice-president Dick Cheney attend the Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City, on Sept 1, 2004. Ms Liz Cheney is dropping her bid to be the Republican senate candidate for Wyoming, US media reported late on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Ms Liz Cheney, the oldest daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, is dropping her bid to be the Republican senate candidate for Wyoming, US media reported late Sunday.

CNN, citing unnamed sources, said that Ms Liz Cheney, 47, could make the announcement official as early as Monday. Politico said the announcement could come this week.

Ms Cheney is running for a Senate seat in the state of Wyoming against a fellow Republican incumbent in a primary next year. The western state is solidly Republican, so the primary winner is nearly certain to defeat their Democratic opponent.

Ms Cheney sparked a family feud in November when she said in a TV interview that she does not support gay marriage - which Ms Heather Poe, the female partner of her younger lesbian sister Mary, took as a personal affront.

 
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