NJ Were you surprised at the extent to which the GOP establishment rallied around Enzi?

CHENEY No, he’s the incumbent senator; he’s part of the establishment. It’s something that helps me in Wyoming. For a lot of people in Wyoming, it makes them angry—the idea that people in Washington will tell them how to vote, the idea that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will pick the winner of this primary. There is anger from a lot of folks. This is not a time when we need more establishment. …

NJ You were a key adviser for your father. How’s he helping you in this campaign?

CHENEY I am very proud of my dad, obviously, and I love him very much. He was very excited when I told him I was getting in the race. He’s thrilled, but he recognizes that this is my race, and he won’t be out on the trail campaigning for me. It’s very important for me to do this one vote at a time myself. And that’s how I plan to do it.