Liz Cheney Loses Wyoming Straw Poll to Trump-Backed Harriet Hageman

Posted 112 days ago


Wyoming Republican Harriet Hageman, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, showed a commanding lead against the Democrat-allied Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in a Saturday straw poll full of House candidates held by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee.

A secret ballot straw poll of Republican party activists gave Hageman 59 votes, a 53 vote lead against Cheney, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. Cheney garnered only six votes, along with state Sen. Anthony Bouchard (R-Cheyenne), who received two votes, and Denton Knapp, who received one vote.

After the secret ballot, which came eight months before the state’s Republican primary, Hageman told the Star-Tribune, “I think it’s a good sign. It’s not an endorsement, but these are the county activists.”

While the state party is not allowed to endorse a candidate in the primary, according to the Star-Tribune, the poll enables party-goers to see what the current party leadership is thinking months ahead of the primary. Since Wyoming’s central committee is made up of 74 votes, consisting of three representatives from each county and members of the state party.

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