(Slay News) – Harriet Hageman crushed GOP Rep Liz Cheney in the high-profile Republican primary for the lone House seat in Wyoming. As a deep red state, the winner of the GOP primary is a lock to win the general election.
Dave Wasserman, from Cook Political made the call: “I’ve seen enough: Harriet Hageman (R) defeats Rep. Liz Cheney (R) in the #WYAL GOP primary.”
“Today, no matter what the outcome is, is certainly the beginning of a battle that is going to continue,” Cheney told CBS News after casting her vote Tuesday.
“We’re facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat. And those of us across the board — Republicans, Democrats and independents who believe deeply in freedom and who care about the Constitution and the future of the country — have an obligation to put that above party.”
“If Liz Cheney loses tonight, the Fake News Media will do everything within their power to play it down and pretend that it was not a referendum on the Unselects – That it was no big deal,” Trump said earlier.
I've seen enough: Harriet Hageman (R) defeats Rep. Liz Cheney (R) in the #WYAL GOP primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 17, 2022
“Actually, it would be a very big deal, one of the biggest!”
“There is nothing more important she will ever do than lead the effort to make sure Donald Trump is never again near the Oval Office,” Dick Cheney said in an ad for his daughter’s campaign.
According to ABC:
The daughter of a longtime Wyoming state legislator, Hageman, 59, was born and raised on a small ranch outside Fort Laramie, Wyoming. She’s married to Cheyenne-based malpractice attorney John Sundhal.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming and a juris doctor degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law, she worked as a law clerk for federal appeals judge before building a decades-long career as a water and natural resources lawyer throughout Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado.
Hageman has long sparred with environmentalists over her anti-conservation record, a background that earned her the title “Wicked Witch of the West” — something she embraced.
She became known in Wyoming for suing federal agencies over land use decisions and a successful battle to end a Clinton-era policy to halt road construction on millions of acres of federal land.
A defiant Cheney said earlier today:
“Well, look, I think today, no matter what the outcome is, is certainly the beginning of a battle that is going to continue, is going to go on.
“And as a country, we’re facing very challenging and difficult times. We’re facing a moment where our democracy really is under attack and under threat.
“And those of us across the board, Republicans, Democrats and Independents who believe deeply in freedom and who care about the Constitution and the future of the country, I think have an obligation to to put that above party,” she said.
BREAKING: Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman (R) will defeat incumbent Republican Liz Cheney in the Wyoming House Primary. pic.twitter.com/X09oOsLhR0
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) August 17, 2022
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 17, 2022