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Cheney will 'stay out of the way' of daughter's Senate campaign

In the interview, Cheney called the Tea Party a positive force in the Republican Party. He said it is a normal reaction to Washington dysfunction. 

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“I think it is a normal, healthy reaction, and the fact that the party is having to adjust to it is positive,” he said. “I would much rather see them in the party than outside the party.”

Cheney brought up his daughter’s campaign when asked about his feelings on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), whom he described as representative of a large portion of people. 

“I think he represents the thinking of an awful lot of people, obviously in Texas,” he said. “My own daughter is running for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, partly motivated by the concern that Washington is not working, that the system is breaking down and it's time for new leadership.”