Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi may be gearing up to run for re-election in 2014, but that doesn’t mean Liz Cheney is ruling out a run for the Senate seat now.
A source close to the politically active daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney tells The Daily Caller that she is still seriously considering running. (RELATED: Wyoming Republican Mike Enzi reportedly will run again for Senate)
Over the weekend, The Casper Star Tribune reported that Enzi told a meeting of the GOP state party committee that he is looking forward to running for re-election — something he has yet to formally announce.
An Enzi spokesman confirmed the senator’s remarks.
“Senator Enzi’s statement to the central committee stands on its own,” Enzi press secretary Daniel Head told TheDC on Monday. “He won’t make an official announcement until later. If that changes, we’ll let you know.”
For months, there has been speculation in the media that Cheney would run for the Wyoming seat, especially if Enzi retired.
Cheney, a lawyer who has served in various positions in government, has not commented publicly about whether she’s eying the seat. But her activities seem to signal that she could be interested in a run of some sort: She recently moved to Jackson Hole, Wyo., with her family. She has also been giving speeches at various events in the state.
Her father represented Wyoming in Congress from 1979 to 1989.