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January 06, 2014


Cheney Proved Name is Not Enough

Rick Klein: "The end of Cheney-for-Senate marks an early stumble in a year that may be defined by political dynasties -- some with more than legacy-defining stakes on the line. Aside from the abandoned bid by this daughter of the former vice president, two grandsons of former presidents (H.W. Bush and Carter) are seeking their first statewide offices this year, and there's even a Clinton-in-law who wants her old House seat back. The candidates are using the famous names in different ways and to varied effect. But the Cheney campaign's failure to connect with Wyoming Republicans -- the family health issues she's citing aside -- stands as a lesson that no name is big enough to carry an election without an argument and strong rationale for a candidacy. It's also a reminder that national names aren't necessary bigger than those of obscure lawmakers, even in the state a family has called home."












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