Enzi unmentioned, Cheney opposes 'cutting deals'

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Associated Press

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 3:05 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney says it's time for Republicans in Congress to stop "cutting deals" with Democrats.

The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney wouldn't say whether her comment was meant as a slight against the man she's trying to unseat, Wyoming's senior U.S. senator, Mike Enzi (EN'-zee).

Enzi has expressed pride in being able to work with Democrats on some issues.

Cheney stopped in Casper and Cheyenne on Wednesday, a day after announcing her bid to try to oust the three-term incumbent and fellow Republican.

Cheney spoke to reporters in Cheyenne without once mentioning Enzi by name or even indirectly.

Cheney instead made numerous references to the Obama administration. She says Republicans need to oppose the administration and its congressional allies "every step of the way."

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