Wyoming congressman Liz Cheney was defeated by Harriet Hageman in Tuesday’s GOP primaries, handing Donald J. Trump the most valuable trophy to date in his long campaign to rid the Republican Party of criticism.
Ms. Hageman, a Cheyenne attorney, grew up supporting Mr. Trump in his race against Ms. Cheney, daughter of the former Vice President and former member of the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives. Cheney conceded defeat just as the Associated Press announced the race.
“Harriet Hageman got the most votes in this primaries — she won,” said Ms. Cheney to supporters gathered here on a farm, before vowing, “This preliminaries is over, but now the real work begins.” ”
Missing Mrs. Cheney as expected and very important. The leading Republican vote against Mr Trump and the vice chair of the committee investigating next year’s January 6 attacks on the Capitol will no longer have a seat in Congress against a figure he sees as a serious threat to American democracy.
Ms. refusal Cheney also made it clear that Republican primary voters would reject officials who were open about Mr. Trump, even if the former president remains involved in various investigations. Only two of the 10 members of the House who voted to impeach Trump last year will run for general elections this fall.
However, none of the 10 people were as tall as Mrs. Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
His defeat, two months after George P. Bush’s crushing defeat in the Texas Attorney General’s election, represented the Republican Party’s complete and perhaps final transition from traditional Bush-Cheney-era conservatism to complaint-centred populism that Mr Attu concentrated on.
Another race on Tuesday will reveal the extent of this transformation. In Alaska, Senator Lisa Murkowski, another daughter of a local political aristocrat and one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump of sedition charges, is in a re-election campaign against the field led by Kelly Chibaka, a Republican and former U.S. official led by Mr Trump agrees.
Alaska also decided to welcome the return of former Governor Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential nominee whose brutal attacks on the media heralded the rise of Trump. Ms. Palin is running for a special second round for seats in the House of Representatives and full-time primary school.
The state’s ranking voting system allows the top four winners in the primaries to advance to November’s general election. The result of this race is not expected on Tuesday night.
Cheney has vowed to continue his fight against the former president and become the main front in the protracted political war he is desperate to win.