Liz Cheney Braces for Primary Loss As Focus Shifts to 2024

Three weeks before the most significant election of her political career, Liz Cheney was nowhere to be seen as thousands of voters gathered for a massive midsummer rodeo and cowboy festival in Wyoming’s largest city.

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A billboard outside Cheyenne, Wyo., on July 19, 2022, calls on voters to cast their ballots for Harriet Hageman, who is running against incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., in the Republican primary election Aug. 16. Rep. Cheney is in the political fight of her life. Wyoming's congresswoman since 2016 is facing a Donald Trump-backed opponent, attorney Harriet Hageman, in the state's upcoming Republican primary. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Three weeks before the most significant election of her political career, Liz Cheney was nowhere to be seen as thousands of voters gathered for a massive midsummer rodeo and cowboy festival in Wyoming’s largest city. Instead, the three-term Republican congresswoman was 1,600 miles away in Washington presiding over a U.S. House committee comprised largely of Democrats intent on exposing former President Donald Trump’s attack on democracy during the Jan. 6, 2021…

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