Liz Cheney officially filed for re-election and was promptly slapped with a poll showing her trailing her primary opponent by 30 percentage points.
Cheney announced on Thursday that she was seeking a fourth two-year term representing Wyoming’s at-large House seat.
“In Wyoming, we know what it means to ride for the brand. We live in the greatest nation God has ever created, and our brand is the US Constitution,” she tweeted with an accompanying video announcement.
Added Cheney, “I’m running for re-election and asking for your vote because this is a fight we must win.”
She’s declaring concern for Wyoming when everyone has watched her on a 24/7 rampage against a man who’s no longer in office. Sorry, Liz, but your brand is Trump. Not the Constitution.
In Wyoming, we know what it means to ride for the brand. We live in the greatest nation God has ever created, and our brand is the US Constitution.
I’m running for re-election and asking for your vote because this is a fight we must win. https://t.co/iPv8zYzseD
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 26, 2022
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Cheney’s main challenger in the primary, to be held in mid-August, is Harriet Hageman, a Wyoming attorney who has the backing of former President Donald Trump.
A new poll from the Club For Growth, a conservative organization opposing Cheney, shows her down a whopping 30 points to Hageman, with just 6% undecided.
Hageman – 56%
Cheney – 26%
Bouchard – 12%
Undecided – 6%
WPAi poll of 400 LVs on May 24-25. Club is backing Hagemanhttps://t.co/SMWJLvJqrm
— Ally Mutnick (@allymutnick) May 27, 2022
The group hasn’t formally endorsed Hageman as Trump has.
Despite their conservative background, the poll according to Politico paints “the starkest illustration yet of the political peril Cheney faces this year.”
The outlet also states that the survey “is consistent with other data out of Wyoming in the last year.”
Cheney’s favorability ratings in another recent poll spell trouble for the anti-Trump Republican as well.
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) May 26, 2022
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As a nice consolation prize for this devastating re-election news, Liz Cheney was recently awarded the John F. Kennedy Library Profile in Courage Award and praised by CNN for her speech.
During her oration, she ran down what makes her a terrific lawmaker and what she could do for her constituents in Wyoming.
Just kidding – she attacked Trump.
“This sacred obligation to defend the peaceful transfer of power has been honored by every American president but one,” she told the adoring crowd.
“Today that role is ours as we face a threat we have never faced before – a former President attempting to unravel our constitutional republic.”
“Will we stand for truth? Will we put duty to our oath above partisan politics? Or will we look away from danger, ignore the threat, embrace the lies and enable the liar?”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) calls out former President Trump while receiving the JFK Profiles in Courage Award pic.twitter.com/WrCv1khPrW
— The Recount (@therecount) May 23, 2022
Of course, the JFK Profile in Courage Award has been relegated to a less-than-prestigious honor over the years.
It rewards people for being anti-Trump or anti-conservative which, in a media landscape dominated by liberals, is actually a pretty easy thing to be.
Mitt Romney won in 2021 for his vote to convict Trump in 2020 in the Presidential Impeachment trial. The category for the award was ‘National Interest Over Party.’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won the same category in 2019 … for getting re-elected Speaker by pushing Democrat platforms.
Cheney didn’t win because of national interest over party. Nor did Romney, or Pelosi. The common thread is that all three pushed Democrat, anti-Trump rhetoric that elevated their stature in the eyes of the JFK Library.
The silver lining for Cheney? Once she’s ousted by Hageman in the Wyoming Republican primary, she’ll have plenty of time to sit at home and polish her new little award.
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