Shorter Cheney Ad: C’mon Guys, I’m Totally From Wyoming!

Daniel Doherty

11/25/2013 12:45:00 PM - Daniel Doherty

The internecine feud between Liz Cheney, and her estranged younger sister, Mary, isn’t the only problem the U.S. Senate hopeful faces as she positions herself to unseat incumbent Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) in next year's primary run-off. Charges of carpet bagging have cropped up from time to time, of course, and it seems obvious Team Cheney is finally determined to put those growing fears to rest. Politico reports her campaign spent $40,000 this week on a new spot featuring her three children, which will run before, during and after the Thanksgiving holiday, highlighting her family’s deep ties to Wyoming. Notably, the ad explicitly mentions her father Dick Cheney, the former vice president -- a guy who might not have national appeal but who is, as the Washington Post editorialized, as close to “political royalty” as one can possibly be in the Cowboy State.

Speaking of the retired elder statesman, he’s convinced his daughter is going to win this thing outright, this poll notwithstanding. The ad below, then, might do some good on that score, and convince Wyomans she’s indeed one of them. If not, I'm not sure how she bounces back: