Liz Cheney said she wasn't moving to Wyoming for politics in 2012

Newly announced Senate candidate Liz Cheney (R) insisted when she moved to Wyoming last year that it wasn't for political reasons.

"Right now I’m very focused on 2012," she told the Casper Star-Tribune in August 2012, when asked shortly after her move from Virginia whether she was considering a run for Congress in 2014.

"We're really excited about moving home," she continued. "My kids are thrilled. They love Wyoming and they’re excited to be close to their grandparents again."

Cheney had declined to speculate on a race at that point, calling Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) an "old friend."

The Fox News commentator, former state department official and daughter of Dick Cheney spent most of her life on the East Coast, though her father once represented Wyoming in Congress. She announced her bid against Enzi Tuesday evening.

More in News

Paul: 'Man, are we lucky' Fiorina wasn’t a Cold War president

Read more »