Wyoming GOP Calls Liz Cheney ‘Rising Star’ After Dropping Out Of Race


The Wyoming Republican Party called Liz Cheney a “rising star” in response to her decision to drop out of the Republican primary against Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY).

“The Wyoming Republican Party wishes the best to Liz Cheney and her family as they deal with difficult family health issues,” Wyoming Republican Party chairwoman Tammy Hooper said in a statement. “Liz has been a stalwart supporter of our party raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for our candidates and county parties. Liz is a rising star in Wyoming and national politics and we look forward to her return when the time is right for her and her family.”

The statement, provided to TPM on Monday, came less than 24 hours after Cheney announced her decision to end her campaign. Cheney cited health problems within her family as her reason for ending her Senate bid.