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Liz Cheney loses primary after taking on Trump

Added 08-16-22 10:22:02pm EST - “Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, lost her primary battle Tuesday against Harriet Hageman, marking the end, at least for now, of a political dynasty that helped shape GOP politics for over two decades.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Liz Cheney loses primary after taking on Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, lost her primary battle Tuesday against Harriet Hageman, marking the end, at least for now, of a political dynasty that helped shape GOP politics for over two decades.

The result showed Ms. Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, had lost touch with Republicans in her political backyard who were more in tune with former President Donald Trump’s brand of politics, and far less interested in holding him to account for his stolen election claims and inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Ms. Hageman, a former Cheney supporter and former member of the Republican National Committee who was heavily boosted by Mr. Trump, was declared the winner shortly after polls closed.

More than any other primary race this election cycle, the contest for the at-large seat in deep-red Wyoming was more about Mr. Trump’s looming influence over the GOP and his disdain for Republicans willing to cross him, in particular those who blamed his stolen election claims for inciting the Jan. 6 attack and poisoning the body politic.

Political analysts said Mr. Trump’s endorsement of Ms. Hageman last fall all but sealed Ms. Cheney’s fate.

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