A newly-formed super PAC aims to boost Liz Cheney’s “name awareness and approval rating” in the Wyoming U.S. Senate race, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
Cheney has battled the criticism that she doesn’t have a strong enough connection to Wyoming since she announced her senate bid. The “Cowboy PAC” may combat that perception as the group plans “to begin a statewide advertising campaign in the very near future,” according to the Times.
The super PAC is also scheduled to host a $10,000-per-couple fundraiser Thursday in Washington, D.C., according to an email invitation obtained by the Times. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who accused his daughter’s opponent Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) of raising the bulk of his campaign funds from the Beltway, was slated to be the keynote speaker for the event.
Although Liz Cheney is barred by law from coordinating with the group, she has a connection to the super PAC. The group is based in Cheyenne, Wyo. and run by Barry Bennett, a Republican operative who previously worked with Cheney’s sister Mary, according to the Times.