Helen Higby, left, of Lander talked with Liz Cheney at the Fremont County Republican Women’s luncheon in Riverton this past October. (Republican Women  photo) 

(Cheyenne, Wyo.)- According to the candidate today, Republican Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to unseat Senior Wyoming U. S. Senator Mike Enzi. In a statement released by her campaign, Cheney is quoted as saying “serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign. My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority.”

“Phil and I want to thank the thousands of people in Wyoming and all across the country who have supported my campaign. As a mother and a patriot, I know that the work of defending freedom and protecting liberty must continue for each generation. Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you and your families for the fundamental values that have made this nation and Wyoming great will never stop,” her statement said.

Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

She moved from Virginia to establish residency in Wyoming less than one year ago.