Republican Sen. Mike Enzi is reportedly telling Republicans that he will run for re-election in 2014 — a decision that could impact whether former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter will make a play for the seat next year.
The Casper Star Tribune reported over the weekend that Enzi announced during a GOP state party committee meeting on Saturday that he is looking forward to running for re-election, something he has yet to formally announce.
The paper quoted Wyoming Republican Party Chairwoman Tammy Hooper saying GOP officials were “thrilled” by his decision.
A spokesman for Enzi did not immediately return a request for comment from The Daily Caller on Monday. (UPDATE: Source: Liz Cheney seriously considering running for Wyoming Senate)
For months, there has been speculation in the media that Liz Cheney would run for the Wyoming seat, especially if Enzi retired. But Cheney has stayed tight-lipped when asked about the rumors, not commenting publicly about whether she’s eying the seat.
“I love Wyoming,” Cheney said last year when asked about the speculation. “Wyoming is my home.”