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Wyoming GOP straw poll: Losing Liz Trump-approved candidate beats Cheney

Harriet Hageman thinks this is a good start after winning the straw poll, but is working towards more wins.
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Harriet Hageman thinks this is a good start after winning the straw poll, but is working towards more wins.
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A House candidate approved by erstwhile President Donald Trump effortlessly defeated Rep. Liz Cheney in a Republican Party straw poll in Wyoming, as stated by a report.​

Harriet Hageman, whom Trump affirmed in September to challenge Cheney in the Republican primary, won the straw poll conducted by the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee with 59 votes, the Casper Star-Tribune announced on Saturday. ​

Cheney came in a distant second with six votes.

Wyoming GOP straw poll: Losing Liz Trump-approved candidate beats Cheney

The officeholder drew Trump’s ire when she voted — together with nine other Republicans — to impeach the erstwhile president on Jan. 13 over his role in the Jan. 6. Capitol riot.

The daughter of one time Vice President Dick Cheney, she and Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois are the lone Republicans on the House Select Committee inquiring into Jan. 6.

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Hageman and believes she would be a better fit than Cheney.
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The central committee last November voted 31-29 to no longer acknowledge the Republican congresswoman as a member after her vote to impeach Trump.

Hageman’s vote totals were reported first at Saturday’s meeting and were greeted by cheering, the Star-Tribune reported.

​​“I think it’s a good sign. It’s not an endorsement, but these are the county activists”

Hageman told the ​newspaper.​

Rep. Liz Cheney came in second place with six votes.
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“The only elections that matter are in August and November,”

Jeremy Adler, a spokesperson for the Cheney crusade, ​told the newspaper following the vote.

“This smells like an endorsement to me,​”​

Natrona County Committeeman Joe McGinley​ said.

“Whether that is the true intention of the state … or not, that’s what it appears to be.”

H​ageman wasn’t ready to affirm victory. ​​

“There will be lots of polls over the next eight months, and they will all show different things,” ​

she said​​.​

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CAPITOL RIOT,   DONALD TRUMP      LIZ CHENEY

REPUBLICANS,     WYOMING ,    1/23/22

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