Disgraced former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) endorsed Jan. 6 committee puppet Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in her upcoming primary on Tuesday.
In a tweet on Saturday, Franken, one of the few #MeToo offenders to come forward with photographic evidence against him, said his support for embattled Liz Cheny “will carry a lot of weight” with Republicans in Wyoming, even if the Republican Party of the State no longer recognizes her as a member in good standing.
“I have decided to approve [Liz Cheney] for the Republican nomination for the House seat In Wyoming, this is the first time I have endorsed a GOP primary. But I think Al Franken’s support will carry a lot of weight with WY Republicans,” he tweeted.
I decided to approve @RepLizCheney for the Republican nomination for the House seat In Wyoming, this is the first time I have endorsed a GOP primary. But I think Al Franken’s support will carry a lot of weight with the WY Republicans.
— Al Franken (@alfranken) August 13, 2022
Despite Franken’s confidence that her endorsement will help Liz Cheney cross the finish line, the MP faces an almost impossible path to victory in her main challenge, with recent polls putting Harriet Hageman in the lead by nearly 30 dots. Knowing Republicans won’t run for her, Cheney and her team turned to Democrats to save her neck, but as former Wyoming Gov. Mike Sullivan told CNN, there’s not enough. of votes.
“If it’s a big Republican vote, there aren’t enough Democrats to change it, even if we all go through it,” Sullivan said. “Out of honor and respect for her leadership, I voted for her.”
According to Brian Harnisch, director of the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) at the University of Wyoming, the polls actually put Hageman 50 points above Cheney when they consider only likely Republican voters in the primary.
“Given the unique attention this race receives and the accompanying increases in voter registration and potential party switching, we decided to conduct this survey among a random sample of all residents of the Wyoming on cellphones and landlines and working to identify likely voters in the GOP. primary,” said Harnisch Newsweek. “Looking only at residents who call themselves Republicans and likely voters in the primary, we actually see Hageman leading by about 50 points.”
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