Trump-Backed Challenger Harriet Hageman Defeated Rep Liz Chaney in GOP Primary

Hudson Institute

Wyoming Representative Liz Chaney lost the GOP primary to her Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman in the widely watched Republican primary showdowns.

NBC News called the race with only 10% of the precincts reporting, showing Hageman with 65% of the vote and Chaney at 30%.

The daughter of the former Vice President, Dick Chaney, racked in campaign donations for Democrats around the country and reportedly called for Democrats to cross over and vote for her in the primary.

Former President Trump wrote on Truth Social, “Congratulations to Harriet Hageman on her great and very decisive WIN in Wyoming. This is a wonderful result for America and a complete rebuke of the Unselect Committee of political Hacks and Thugs. Liz Cheney should be ashamed of herself, the way she acted, and her spiteful, sanctimonious words and actions towards others. Now she can finally disappear into the depths of political oblivion, where I am sure she will be much happier than she is right now. Thank you, WYOMING!”

Even though Chaney lost the primary as was expected, she indicated she would remain active in politics and has flirted with the idea of running for president in 2024. She told the New York Post, “I’m not ruling anything in or out — ever is a long time,” she said

Her father, former Vice President Dick Chaney, went to bat for his daughter with a video ad,

“In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual that was a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” the elder Cheney said. “He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters rejected him. He is a coward. A real man wouldn’t lie to his supporters.”