Updated 4:21 p.m. | Republican Liz Cheney announced on Friday that she is against gay marriage and accused the National Republican Senatorial Committee of sponsoring a “push poll” against her.
“I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” Cheney said in a campaign news release.
She added that it is an issue that ought to be decided at the state level.
“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 added.
She voiced these opinions in the context of what her campaign alleged was a push poll which suggested that Cheney “supports abortion and aggressively promotes gay marriage.”
The statement included a sentence that tied the NRSC to the push poll. A push poll is typically a phony survey where the intent is not data collection but rather the dissemination of false information about a candidate.
“I call on Senator Enzi to denounce this poll and to tell the National Republican Senatorial Committee, or anyone else promoting untruths on his behalf, to stop,” Cheney added. Her spokeswoman, Celeste Colgan, tied Sen. Michael B. Enzi to the poll in the statement.
An NRSC spokesman told CQ Roll Call that they were “baffled by the statement and are not polling in Wyoming.” And an Enzi spokesman vigorously disputed Cheney’s allegation. Full story