Enzi seemed blindsided this summer when Liz Cheney announced her decision to challenge him in 2014, saying he "thought we were friends," a sentiment he echoed in an interview with the Daily Beast last week. He told the Daily Beast that the former vice president had been a longtime supporter of his and a "fishing buddy."
Cheney added that his daughter raised more money from within Wyoming than Enzi, arguing that most of the incumbent senator's campaign funds come from Washington-based PACs.
"The fact of the matter is, Washington is not going to elect the next senator from Wyoming," he said. "The people of Wyoming will elect that senator."