Trump-endorsed Liz Cheney challenger is preparing for a political showdown. Harriet Hageman defeated Rep. Cheney in a Wyoming Republican straw poll, indicating her building popularity in the state and Cheney’s impending fall from grace.
On Saturday, Hageman was awarded 59 votes from the secret ballot of party activists who took part in the Wyoming Republican State Central Committee poll.
“I think it’s a good sign, Hageman told the Casper Star-Tribune. “It’s not an endorsement, but these are the county activists.”
Out of the 74 county representatives from Wyoming, only 71 voted, including three of Hageman’s family members. The Star-Tribune noted that the Republican Party of Wyoming cannot endorse candidates for the primary election, which is eight months away.
But “the only elections that matter are in August and November,” Cheney’s spokesman Jeremy Adler said of the poll.
But even for Hageman, she wasn’t ready to claim victory yet. In the past, such straw polls have been a misleading indicator of election results.
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