Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go? Not the Cheneys. Not this Thanksgiving. Not when U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney is using her gay sister Mary to right her sinking campaign in Wyoming.
Senator John McCain, the Republican Party’s 2008 presidential nominee, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that he’s willing to campaign for Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, who’s facing a primary challenge from Republican Liz Cheney, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
A battle for control of the Republican Party has erupted as an emboldened Tea Party moved to oust senators who voted to reopen the government while business groups mobilized to defeat allies of the small-government movement.
Liz Cheney is running against a longtime Republican who combines one of Congress’s most rightwing voting records with a civility that engenders good relations with political opposites. Or, as the Almanac of American Politics put it, “his mild-mannered demeanor masks deeply held conservative views.”
The AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. labor federation, is urging Democratic senators to reject a Republican effort aimed at killing a rule that regulators say will lead to speedier worker elections to form a union.