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.
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.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter cited “serious health issues” in her family in announcing her plans to exit the campaign for a Wyoming seat in the U.S. Senate, according to the New York Times.
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.