Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is expected to endorse and campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump who lost her GOP primary has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat, the AP reports.
Liz Cheney’s Historic Margin of Defeat
Depending upon how you slice the numbers, Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) Republican primary loss last night might be the biggest incumbent loss of the 21st century, the Washington Post reports.
Harriet Hageman Snubs Liz Cheney
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) told Politico that her concession call to Harriet Hageman (R) ended up being a “clear and direct” voicemail that she left before she went on stage last night, after trying multiple times to get in touch with her.
Cheney said she still has not heard anything back.
Quote of the Day
“Joe Biden is the largest or the most destructive human trafficker in our history.”
— Wyoming congressional candidate Harriet Hageman (R), who is likely to defeat Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is a GOP primary today.
Poll Suggests Liz Cheney Will Lose In a Landslide
A new University of Wyoming poll of Republican primary voters finds Harriet Hageman (R) leading Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) by nearly 30 points in the primary race, 57% to 28%.
Cheney Stakes Primary on Her January 6 Committee Work
Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) closing ad in her Republican primary is all about her work on the January 6 committee investigating Donald Trump and his attempts to subvert the 2020 election.
Dick Cheney Calls Trump a ‘Coward’ in New Ad
Former Vice President Dick Cheney assailed ex-President Donald Trump as a “coward” and a prime threat to the United States in a new campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, days before her Republican primary election in Wyoming, CNBC reports.
Said Cheney: “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who has posed a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump. He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him.”
He added: “He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters. He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it, and deep down, I think most Republicans know it.”
Liz Cheney Trails Badly In Wyoming Primary
A new WPA Intelligence poll in Wyoming shows Harriet Hageman (R) beating Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) by 28 points among likely primary voters, 59% to 31%.
“Those results are based on a model in which 13% of the primary’s voters are Democrats (Wyoming allows party-switchers to vote in primaries). The poll tested two other scenarios, where Democrats are 20% or 25% of the electorate, and Hageman still leads Cheney by 18 percentage points and 12 points, respectively.”
Crossover Votes Unlikely to Save Liz Cheney
Casper Star Tribune: “The Democratic exodus is unprecedented in recent Wyoming history, even if it appears unlikely to alter the final result.”
Hageman Holds Huge Lead Over Cheney
“Former President Donald Trump’s pick to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney in the race for Wyoming’s lone House seat holds a commanding 22-point lead with a month until the primary,” a new Casper Star-Tribune poll shows.
“Natural resources attorney Harriet Hageman leads Cheney 52% to 30%, the poll shows. No other challenger received more than 5% support. Only 11% of voters were undecided.”
Alan Simpson Backs Cheney’s Re-Election
A new ad for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) features former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), a political icon in the state, backing Cheney’s re-election, NBC News reports.
“But in an interview with NBC News about the ad, the Wyoming political giant minced few words about his frustration with former President Donald Trump, who is backing a primary challenge against Cheney over her repeated criticism of the former president.”
National Spotlight Burns Liz Cheney in Wyoming Primary
“When the House committee investigating the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing Thursday, Rep. Liz Cheney will stand out as the Republican who broke ranks with her party and with former President Donald Trump over his role in inciting the mob,” NBC News reports.
“But that national platform and crusade of hers is contributing to Cheney’s undoing with GOP voters at home in Wyoming, according to polls and interviews with state Republicans who say she’s becoming too identified with Washington politics that damage the de facto leader of her own party.”
Cheney’s Challenger Can’t Say Who Won In 2020
Harriet Hageman (R), who is challenging Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in a Republican primary, told the New York Times she didn’t know who the legitimate winner of the 2020 election was (“I don’t know the answer”) and couldn’t say if former Vice President Mike Pence had the authority to block congressional certification of President Biden’s election (“I’m not an elections attorney”).
Said Hageman: “I wasn’t there on Jan. 6. I can’t tell you everything Pence did or didn’t do. What you need to understand is that, for most people out in the real world, none of us really care that much about what happened on Jan. 6.”
Liz Cheney Has Another Big Fundraising Quarter
“Rep. Liz Cheney’s House reelection campaign enjoyed its second-biggest fundraising quarter ever this summer… The donations came on the heels of Cheney’s all-time fundraising record, which occurred one quarter earlier,” the Casper Star Tribune reports.
“Cheney’s campaign raised just over $1.7 million during the third quarter, which runs from July to September.”
Hageman Once Rebuked Trump, Praised Cheney
“Harriet Hageman, who earned the endorsement of former President Donald Trump in her 2022 bid to challenge Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, once called her current opponent a ‘proven, courageous, constitutional conservative,’” CNN reports
“In a speech endorsing Cheney’s 2016 congressional campaign Hageman attacked the ‘concerted efforts to force true conservatives to sit down and shut up,’ adding those efforts ‘have never worked on me and I know that they will not work on and have no effect on Liz Cheney.’”
Third Republican Drops Race to Challenge Liz Cheney
Former President Trump’s endorsement of Harriet Hageman (R) to take out Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has pushed out a third candidate in under a week, further clearing what was a crowded field, The Hill reports.
Cynthia Lummis Not Ready to Back Trump’s Candidate
Despite Donald Trump’s claim that Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) was also endorsing Harriet Hageman (R) in the GOP primary against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), Lummis’s comment to the Washington Examiner indicated otherwise:
“I’ll tell you, I’ve known Harriet Hageman for decades. She is a fabulous choice for President Trump — and I’m just leaving it at that. Take my statement at face value. That’s all I’m saying.”
Trump Set to Endorse Liz Cheney Challenger
Former President Trump is set to back Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman (R) as she readies a primary challenge against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), making good on his vow to help replace the outspoken Republican after she voted for his impeachment, The Hill reports.