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Reaction to Cheney's Senate plans

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter has eyes on the U.S. Senate.  Liz Cheney announced Tuesday that she will seek Senator Mike Enzi's seat.

Both Cheney and Enzi are republicans, which could make for a costly and nasty primary season.

But Sheridan County Republican party chairman Jesus Rios says the move won't divide the party locally, it simply gives republicans more options to consider.

"I think we have a lot to consider in what Senator Enzi's been able to accomplish.  And we have a lot to consider in terms of what Liz Cheney can bring to the table," said Rios.

Local Democrats think otherwise, saying the move is another example of far-right extremists trying to take control of the Republican Party.

"So what we're seeing now with this recent announcement by Liz Cheney is that is also now happening at a national level for a national office," said Sheridan County Democratic Party chairman Hollis Hackman.

National Republican Senatorial Committee leaders say their group will support Enzi over Cheney.

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