Cheney Loses and Other Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries
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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From the LeftTrump foe Cheney loses Wyoming GOP primary, ponders 2024 bid
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, soundly lost a GOP primary, falling to a rival backed by the former president in a rout that reinforced his grip on the party’s base.
The third-term congresswoman and her allies entered Tuesday downbeat about her prospects, aware that Trump’s backing gave Harriet Hageman considerable lift in the state where he won by the largest margin during the 2020 campaign. Cheney was already looking ahead to a political future beyond Capitol Hill that could include a 2024 presidential run, potentially putting...
From the CenterRep. Liz Cheney loses primary against Trump-backed Hageman
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, the fiercest and most vocal Republican critic of former President Donald Trump, lost her primary Tuesday night in a race that reinforced Trump’s influence in the party.
The three-term congresswoman faced a challenge from Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, who was once an ally of Cheney and critic of Trump in 2016.
In a pointed address following her concession to Hageman, Cheney, Wyoming’s lone House representative, vowed to continue her fight to make sure Trump is never again elected president.
“Our work is far from over,” she said...
From the RightTrump gloats over nemesis Liz Cheney’s primary loss, calls her ‘fool’
Former President Donald Trump was quick to gloat over the crushing Wyoming Republican primary election loss of his nemesis Liz Cheney — calling her a “fool” who “should be ashamed of herself.”
Trump, 76, took to his Truth Social late Tuesday to hail the “very decisive WIN” by the challenger he’d backed, Harriet Hageman, saying the “very big Liz Cheney loss” was “far bigger than had ever been anticipated.”
“This is a wonderful result for America, and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs,” he said.
“Liz Cheney should...