Incumbent Republican Rep. Liz Cheney was defeated by Harriet Hageman in the GOP primary for Wyoming’s general congressional district.
Decision Desk HQ has projected Hageman as the winner of the widely acclaimed competition.
Cheney, who was one of the 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives poll Last year, who campaigned to impeach then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, was ousted from her role as Republican conference chair of the House of Representatives last year. She is one of two Republican lawmakers meeting in the House of Representatives committee set up to investigate the January 6 episode.
Democratic lawmakers had urged people to vote for Cheney in the GOP primary – Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips encouraged people to “please consider temporarily switching parties and voting for Liz Cheney on or through August 16.” “.
Former Republican President George W. Bush had given the maximum allowable donation of $2,900 to support Cheney in the primary, according to the Houston Chroniclewho noted that Karl Rove would also shell out the maximum donation – Rove served as senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to Bush.
Cheney is the daughter of Dick Cheney, who was Vice President during Bush’s tenure in the White House. In a campaign ad for his daughter, Dick Cheney declared, “There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to ensure Donald Trump never comes near the Oval Office again. And she will succeed.”
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Hageman last year while calling Cheney a “warmonger and disloyal Republican” and a “RINO,” which is an acronym for “Republican in name only.”
“If the cost of standing up for the Constitution is losing the House seat, then that’s a price I’m willing to pay,” Cheney said New York Times.
During an interview last month, Cheney told CNN’s Jake Tapper that regardless of the outcome of the main contest, she “will continue to fight hard to make sure Donald Trump never comes near the Oval Office again.” In response to a question from Tapper about the possibility of running for president, Cheney said she “will make a decision about 2024.”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/hageman-defeats-cheney-wyoming-primary Rep. Liz Cheney defeated by Harriet Hageman in Wyoming GOP Primary