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Dick Cheney accuses Sen. Mike Enzi of misrepresenting their relationship

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney is becoming more publicly involved with his daughter's Republican primary race against Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo, after suggesting on ABC's "This Week" that Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., was not telling the truth.

"Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true," Cheney said on Sunday. "Never happened."

Cheney went on to explain that Enzi's campaign only got 13 percent of his campaign funds from the State of Wyoming, while his daughter got 25 percent, suggesting that she was a more localized candidate.

"She's going full speed," Cheney added. "She's going to win and Washington isn't going to decide who's the next senator from Wyoming; Wyoming is."

The Liz Cheney campaign clipped video of Cheney's remarks that same afternoon and circulated it to her supporters on Facebook.

"Best VP ever says Washington doesn't elect the next Senator from Wyoming, Wyoming does," Liz Cheney wrote in a Facebook note to her supporters.

The interview took place less than a week after the former vice president suggested he would stay out of the campaign.

"I'll do all that I can but probably the best thing I can do is stay out of the way," he said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show on Oct. 21.

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