Tuesday could be the beginning of the end of Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) political career, as the Cowboy State heads to the polls to decide its fate against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.
Liz Cheney, whose net worth has risen perhaps 600% since her first election in 2017, will go to the polls on Tuesday after opposing former President Donald Trump and voting with Democrats five times over the course of the current legislature. If Liz Cheney loses, she would be the eighth pro-impeachment Republican to leave Congress.
“She’s not a true Republican in the sense of our Republican values here in Wyoming,” said Gina Kron, a federal Department of Agriculture worker. New York Times. Liz Cheney should be less focused on fighting Trump and more consumed with “fossil fuel,” she said.
The loss of Liz Cheney would mean a dynasty built over two generations would come to an end in a state “where her name recognition is nearly universal and her family’s political roots run deep,” the Associated Press reported Monday. As the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney’s ousting would also highlight the Republican Party’s ongoing transformation from a one-party establishment to a populist party less interested in the globalist agenda. and more interested in America First policies.
“I’m done with Cheney,” said longtime Wyoming resident George Dykes Politics. “She died for me. … I will never support this family again.
In the final days of the race, Cheney deployed his father in a television commercial, which did not mention the state of Wyoming but did mention Trump six times. “In the 246-year history of our nation, there has never been an individual who poses a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” Dick Cheney said in the announcement.
On Thursday, instead of talking about local Wyoming issues, Cheney talked about the FBI raid on Trump’s home. “I was ashamed to hear members of my party attacking the integrity of the FBI agents involved in the recent search of Mar-a-Lago,” she said. “These are sickening comments that endanger the lives of patriotic public servants.”
On Sunday, Cheney won the backing of disgraced former senator Al Franken (D-MN), one of many supporters of the one-party establishment in Hollywood and elsewhere. Cheney has also won the support of Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama’s donors and sought Democratic votes, although the Wyoming DNC chairman believes there are not enough Democratic votes to help Cheney. to win.
Out-of-state money poured in to help Cheney. By contrast, Hageman did quite well with Wyoming voters, who donated more than $1.2 million, more than four times what Wyoming voters gave to Cheney, according to FEC data. . Overall, Cheney edged out Hageman nearly three to one.
Meanwhile, Harriet Hageman’s campaign criticized Cheney for ignoring Wyoming voters. “She’s had her time in Congress and this election all around her,” read one Hageman ad. “Well, it’s not about her. It’s about you. Wyoming deserves a voice in Congress to fight for our values, our way of life.
Breitbart News reported Sunday that Cheney’s husband, Philip Perry, is a partner at a law firm that is representing Hunter Biden in the Justice Department’s grand jury investigation of “tax matters.” As a partner, Perry owns between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000 in the Latham & Watkins company, according to Cheney’s 2020 Personal Financial Disclosure. Perry’s partner, Chris Clark, is representing Hunter Biden in the “grand jury investigation regarding tax matters,” his company’s biography says.
Polls show Hageman leading Cheney by 57 points among likely Republican voters. Polls that have included independents and Democrats also show Hageman leading Cheney by huge margins of 30 points, 28 points and 22 points.
“This race is more about Liz Cheney than Donald Trump,” Brad Coker, managing director of polling firm Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, said of his polling data. “The big story is that Liz Cheney is going to get beat up,” Coker added. “It’s a conclusion in advance.”
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