It might come as a surprise to you that Liz Cheney, the arch Trump critic that’s always willing to side with the Democrats if it means getting a chance to insult the bad orange man and member of the Democrat-dominated January 6th committee, is still running under a GOP banner.
Unfortunately, however, she is. Fortunately, though, the primary is yet to begin and she, the incumbent, is down by nearly 20 points to the real conservative she’ll be running against. In fact, as the Hill reports:
Cheney, the panel’s vice chair who broke with her party to help lead the committee, is fighting for her political life as Republicans in Wyoming and Washington seethe over her criticism of former President Trump and other Republicans about the insurrection. She will face off in an August primary against attorney Harriet Hageman, who is backed by Trump and his allies.
The race is already anticipated to be among the most contentious in the nation, with Trump vowing to go to war to expel his chief intraparty dissident. And as the Jan. 6 committee’s probe ramps up — with subpoenas inching closer to the former president’s inner circle — so too will Wyoming’s already incendiary primary pitting Cheney against the GOP’s de facto leader.
[…]A survey released in December from a little-known pollster showed Hageman leading Cheney by 20 points…
The Washington Examiner, reporting on that poll, said that “The new survey of Republican voters found that Hageman, a GOP activist and Cheyenne land and water rights attorney, leads Cheney, 38%-18%. State Representative Anthony Bouchard is at 12% and 26% are undecided.”
But while that December poll “only” put Cheney down by 20 points, a recent straw poll found that Cheney might be down by a far, far larger margin than that. As the New York Post reports:
Harriet Hageman, whom Trump endorsed in September to challenge Cheney in the Republican primary, won the straw poll conducted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee with 59 votes, the Casper Star-Tribune reported on Saturday.
Cheney came in a distant second with six votes.
So, Trump-hating Cheney is nowhere near victory, seemingly ready to see her dreams dashed against the rocks thanks to her own poor decision making in the same manner as how father’s insane warmongering led to disaster in Iraq and forever war in Afghanistan.
The main reason for Hageman’s huge lead over Cheney is Trump’s endorsement of him. In a statement, the former president said:
“Harriet is a fourth-generation daughter of Wyoming, a very successful attorney, and has the support and respect of a truly great U.S. Senator, Wyoming’s own Cynthia Lummis.
Harriet Hageman adores the Great State of Wyoming, is strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence (which [President Joe] Biden has already given up).
Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First. Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats’ number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney. Make America Great Again!”
With such a ringing endorsement and Cheney’s RINO, uniparty inclinations it’s no surprise that Hageman has such a massive lead.