Rep. Liz Cheney loses primary in Wyoming to Trump-backed challenger – NBC Chicago

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., a former House GOP leader and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was ousted in a Republican primary Tuesday night, NBC News projects.

Former President Donald Trump’s name was not on the ballot, but his shadow eclipsed the contest as he sought revenge for Cheney’s vote last year to impeach him and his job on the committee investigating his behavior prior to the January 6 attack on the Capitol. . Her hand-picked challenger, Harriet Hageman, beat Cheney in a multi-candidate race.

The fight with Trump cost Cheney his spot in the House Republican leadership last year and now his seat, but it also gave him an elevated platform, a monster fundraising profile and the respect of some. Democrats who reviled his father.

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