Senator Mike Enzi http://wfpl.org en Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Backing GOP Incumbent Over Liz Cheney Primary Challenge http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-rand-paul-backing-gop-incumbent-over-liz-cheney-primary-challenge <p>Kentucky's two senators are backing Republican incumbent Mike Enzi of Wyoming for re-election over Liz Cheney, daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, who <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=M6bqsHcmJJA">announced she intends to run in the GOP primary</a> next year.</p><p>Cheney is a co-founder of the non-profit group "Keep America Safe" who moved to Wyoming last year with the hopes of running for Senate.</p><p>Enzi said Cheney told him she wasn't going to seek his seat unless he was retiring.</p><p>After hearing her announcement, Enzi, who made it clear he's running for re-eleciton <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/07/16/liz-cheney-will-challenge-sen-mike-enzi/">told <em>The Washington Post</em>: "Obviously that wasn't correct."</a></p><p>But the Cowboy State lawmaker can count Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul in his column.</p><p>Paul openly mocked Cheney's residency issues when asked about her running.</p><p>"When I heard Liz Cheney was running for Senate I wondered if she was running in her home state of Virginia," <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/rand-paul-liz-cheney-senate-bid-94308.html">Paul told Politico</a>. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:13:58 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6152 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Backing GOP Incumbent Over Liz Cheney Primary Challenge