Liz Cheney, who has launched a primary challenge against Sen. Mike EnziMike EnziLiz Cheney wins Wyoming House primary Liz Cheney expected to cruise through Tuesday primary Sanford-Enzi 'Penny Plan' gets nation to a balanced budget MORE (R-Wyo.), reaffirmed her opposition to both abortion and gay marriage on Friday.
"I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage. I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves," she said in a statement released by her campaign.
Cheney campaign spokeswoman Celeste Colgan suggested that the poll was being conducted by the Enzi campaign.
“This is dirty tricks politics at its worst,” she said. “It is sad and completely out of character with the way we run campaigns here in Wyoming to see the Enzi camp stoop to this level.”
The Enzi campaign denied having conducted any such poll.
Cheney's position on gay marriage puts her at odds with both her sister and her father. Mary Cheney, Liz Cheney's sister, is openly gay and last year married her longtime partner.
Her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, came out in favor of gay marriage in 2009, but has said the issue should be left up to the states to decide.