Trump-Backed Candidate Destroys Liz Cheney In Wyoming Republican Straw Poll

Harriet Hageman, her Trump-endorsed opponent in the primary election was victorious over Liz Cheney on Saturday.

Hageman won 59 votes to six against Cheney, a shocking result for Cheney’s chances of winning the primary.

Donald Trump Jr. announced the results via Twitter

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Hageman Destroys Cheney

Hageman told the Star-Tribune after the results were released, “I think it’s a good sign. It’s not an endorsement, but these are the county activists.”

Cheney campaign spokesperson Jeremy Adler downplayed the results, telling the Star-Tribune, “The only elections that matter are in August and November.” 

The Wyoming Republican Primary is set for August. This gives Hageman seven months to campaign against Cheney, including focusing on the incumbent’s Never Trumpism.

Cheney was joined by nine other House Republicans who voted in support of the impeachment of former President Donald Trump following the January 6 Capitol riot.

Cheney also sits on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House select committee to investigate January 6.

However, the race is not all it seems. 

Despite earning Trump’s endorsement, Hageman has a questionable history. 

Hageman, once an ally of Cheney was even a campaign adviser. 

Further, Hageman was part of the ‘Never Trump’ coalition of Republicans who tried to deny Donald Trump the nomination for president in 2016.

She also accused Trump of being “racist” and “xenophobic.”

Time will tell if Trump’s endorsement ends up backfiring on him.

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Wyoming Republicans Vote To Oust-Cheney

The Wyoming GOP decided in November to not recognize Cheney’s membership.

“The 31-29 vote Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming, by the state party central committee followed votes by local GOP officials in about one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican,” the Associated Press reported.

The AP added, “In February, the Wyoming GOP central committee voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney, Wyoming’s lone U.S. representative, for voting to impeach Trump.”