Liz Cheney Rejects Carpetbagging Charge

Says family first came to Wyoming in 1825


Liz Cheney (R) is rejecting accusations that she's a carpetbagger who moved to Wyoming just to run for its Senate seat.

"I am a fourth-generation Wyomingite. My family first came here in 1825, walking the Mormon Trail in search of religious freedom. My great-grandfather settled here in 1907. Wyoming has always been home," Cheney told The Hill Thursday afternoon. 

"In my experience, people who launch the carpetbagger charge do so to avoid talking about issues and substance. I intend to run a campaign worthy of the people of Wyoming, focused on policy and how we can defend the values that have made this state and nation great."