Liz Cheney Dropping Out of Wyoming Senate Race

The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney announced she is dropping out of primary race.
3:00 | 01/06/14

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Now to that big news from a famous political family. Early this morning, liz cheney announced she's dropping out of the wyoming senate race. It good morning, jeff. Reporter: Good morning, george. It had been a rough and rocky start to liz cheney's first bid for elected office. In a statement released by her campaign, she confirmed she's leaving the race. 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. Now her departure from the race was nearly as abrupt as her decision to jump into the contest last summer. She was hoping someone to mike enzy would step aside. But many republicans rallied behind him. The family drama, her opposition to same-sex marriage that put her at odd with her sister, mary, and that caused the most controversy. I'm told that she and her family reached this decision over the holidays. And these new revelations of health issues specifically are about one of her three daughters, george. So that's interesting. Not her father, vice president cheney, thank you, jeff. Now on top of the severe weather we have been talking

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