Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday.
Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday.
Cheney had little chance at winning the primary over incumbent Senator Mike Enzi. Additionally, she caused a lot of angst within the Cheney family over her statements on gay marriage.
Cheney was previously fined for lying on her application for a Wyoming resident fishing license. Her husband Phil Perry lied on his Wyoming voter registration application when he swore he wasn’t registered any other state but was actually registered in Virginia. This, along with the fact she hasn’t lived in Wyoming since she was a small child, added to the perception she was just a carpetbagger candidate. She also compared herself to Winston Churchill at one point.
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Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.