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Fox News Terminates Liz Cheney’s Contract As Paid Contributor In Light Of Senate Run

After telling Fox News her intention to mount a 2014 bid for the Senate in her home state of Wyoming, Liz Cheney has been terminated from Fox News as a political analyst, according to a network spokesperson.

Cheney was hired by Fox as a paid contributor and fill-in host back in January 2012. As the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz has built a career in Republican strategizing, primarily focusing on issues of national security and foreign affairs. She will pose a primary challenge to incoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi, who has also officially announced his candidacy this afternoon.

As a means to avoiding a conflict-of-interest, cable networks typically terminate their contracts with political analysts upon announcement of candidacy for office. Most recently, the network ended its deal with former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford when he ran and successfully took over an open House seat from that state.

Watch Cheney’s announcement video below, via YouTube:

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