Headline RoundupAugust 17th, 2022

Cheney Loses and Other Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Anti-Trump Republican Rep. Liz Cheney's loss in Wyoming was the major takeaway from Tuesday's 2022 primaries.

Cheney lost to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman. Hageman took 66% of the vote, to Cheney's 29%. Her loss means that just two of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot are now out of office. Cheney, a third-term member of the House, is the Vice Chair of the House select committee investigating the riot, and has been a staunch critic of Trump. Hageman, who turned from Trump critic in 2016 to endorsee in 2022, told supporters Tuesday night that "Wyoming has spoken and we have made it clear — we are taking our country back."

In Alaska, anti Trump Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski will advance to the general election along with her primary opponent, Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka. Alaska's non-partisan primary system means that the top four finishers in each primary move on to the general election. Meanwhile, 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is attempting a political comeback in the special election to fill the rest of the late Rep. Don Young's House term. Those results likely won't be clear for several weeks.

Cheney's loss was the top story from news sources across the political spectrum Wednesday morning.

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