Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter has announced she will challenge incumbent Republican Mike Enzi in next year's primary for one of Wyoming's U.S. Senate seats.
46-year- old Liz Cheney appeared publicly for the first time since her web announcement Wednesday morning in Casper.
During the press conference Cheney discussed why she decided to run against the 11th most senior U.S. Senator. She believes it is time for a new generation of leadership in Wyoming and that now is the time to stand up and fight in order to get the nation back on track.
"I'm running because I care very much about the values on which the State of Wyoming was founded. Because I care deeply about our freedoms because I worry very much that they're under assault by the federal government. And I'm going to be spending the next 15 months or so really focused on issues and substance and the kind of campaign I think voters here deserve," said Cheney.
She says she will travel to all parts of the Cowboy State in an effort to win over voters one at a time.
Enzi has served in the Senate since 1997.