Former President Donald Trump’s political revenge tour will stop in Wyoming on Tuesday to try to unseat his biggest critic in the Republican Party.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is facing a Trump-backed challenger who is widely projected to defeat the vice chairman of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot of January 6 and Trump’s role in fueling it.
While some Republicans have stood up to Trump, 10 in the House voted for his second impeachment trial – no one has confronted him as forcefully as Cheney, who has said that Republicans cannot be loyal to Trump and the US Constitution.
Cheney’s race is the main event on Tuesday, which also includes a special election in Alaska to replace the late Republican Rep. Don Young, who died earlier this year. alaskan voters will use ranked-choice voting to select a member of Congress from a field of three.
And Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is also in a primary election to keep her seat.
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Three candidates emerge from the packed field in the race for the Alaska House of Representatives
Three candidates will be ranked by Alaska voters Tuesday in a special election for the seat of the late Republican Rep. Don Young.
The candidates, Democrat Mary Peltola and Republicans Nick Begich and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, came out on top after an unprecedented 48-candidate primary, held under new state election laws that eliminated partisan primaries. the Anchorage Daily News reported.
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Who is Harriet Hageman, Cheney’s Trump-backed opponent?
Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman is the main Republican challenger for Cheney’s congressional seat. She ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Wyoming in 2018.
A former Cheney supporter, having donated to his 2014 and 2016 congressional campaigns, Hageman ran unsuccessfully for governor of Wyoming in 2018 and served on the Wyoming state Republican caucus until she announced her challenge to Cheney.
The main difference between the two candidates. is his relationship with Trump. Cheney was one of 10 republicans to vote to impeach Trump for his alleged inciting of a riot, and lost her spot as head of the House Republican conference after refusing to endorse false claims of voter fraud by the former president. Hageman, on the other hand, has Trump’s backing and expresses her support for him.
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Cheney against Trump
The long-awaited proxy battle between Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney and former President Donald Trump will play out Tuesday when Cheney faces Trump-backed attorney Harriet Hageman for the state’s only House seat.
Cheney— whose leadership in the House committee on January 6 and persistent criticism of Trump has placed her on the former president’s political list—she is not expected to win the race. But he made it clear that regardless of Tuesday’s outcome, he will not stop his mission to eradicate Donald Trump from American politics.
“Clearly I put my oath above political calculations,” Cheney told USA TODAY. “What surprises me is that there are so few who have done that.”
–Ella Lee, Candy Woodall
when the polls close
Only two states hold primaries on Tuesday: Wyoming and Alaska.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Live updates: Liz Cheney faces uphill fight in Wyoming primary