Liz Cheney and the Demise of Anti-Trump Republicanism

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Representative Liz Cheney speaks at a primary Election Day gathering in Jackson, Wyoming on August 16, 2022.
Photo: Jae C Hong/AP/Shutterstock

In the end, despite a sizable financial advantage and support from Democrats, and notwithstanding stern lectures to voters by her still-terrifying father, two-term congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost her seat in the U.S. House. While Cheney was recently seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, serving as the party’s third-ranking House leader, the race wasn’t close. The Associated Press called the race for Trump endorsee Harriet Hageman early in the evening; she now has a 37-point lead over the incumbent, with 95 percent of precincts reporting.

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