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The Cheneys of Wyoming

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A California-based political action committee has mounted a national petition drive to draft Liz Cheney to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

The One Nation political action committee’s original goal was to collect 50,000 signatures by June 21, but the deadline has since been extended. The signatures are intended “to present to Liz to show her broad support among conservatives,” the petition on the One Nation website reads.Star Tribune

It would bring about “the destruction of the Republican Party of Wyoming if she decides to run and he runs, too,” Alan K. Simpson, a former Republican senator from the state, said in an interview last week. “It’s a disaster — a divisive, ugly situation — and all it does is open the door for the Democrats for 20 years.”