Liz Cheney is a glutton for punishment.
This woman is a political sadist, who loves to be beaten down and humiliated, or she’s just another clueless elite who doesn’t realize how much her party despises her politics.
It could be a bit of both.
That would explain why she launched a reelection campaign in a state that has made it clear they’re done with her.
And the good news is that the moment she launched, the wheels totally fell off her establishment wagon.
Politico reported that the poll, which provides perhaps the starkest illustration yet of the political peril Cheney faces this year, shows Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman garnering 56 percent of the vote to Cheney’s 26 percent in the GOP primary. A third Republican got 12 percent support, and just 6 percent are undecided.
Hageman was recruited and endorsed by former President Donald Trump in response to Cheney’s vote to impeach him last year alongside nine other House Republicans.
The race for Wyoming’s lone congressional district is one where the Club for Growth and Trump, who have quickly turned from allies to foils, are aligned, though the Club has not formally endorsed Hageman. The poll, shared first with POLITICO, was conducted this week by WPA Intelligence, a Republican firm, ahead of Friday’s candidate filing deadline.
Trump has taken intense interest in the race because Cheney has been such a prominent critic of his attempts to subvert the 2020 election results. After her impeachment vote, she became one of just two Republicans, along with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), to sit on the commission investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riots that Speaker Nancy Pelosi created.
Kinzinger chose to retire rather than remain a stop on Trump’s 2022 midterm revenge campaign. Cheney, however, has said she plans to seek reelection — even if her odds look tough. And Trump will travel to Casper, Wyo. on Saturday to rally for Hageman, a trial lawyer who placed third in the GOP primary for governor in 2018.
The polling reinforces another piece of data the Club for Growth released a year ago, which showed that 52 percent of Wyoming GOP primary voters were planning to vote against Cheney regardless of who challenges her.
Liz likely thinks all the money she’s raised from outside swampy sources will help her, but she’s wrong.
There’s no room in the GOP for TDS traitors like Liz and Adam Kinzinger and other RINOs.
They can join the Democrats and fight for 67 genders, abortions, and mass gun control… we’re done with them.
This post originally appeared on WayneDupree.com.