A recent straw poll showed that Liz Cheney received just 6 votes by Wyoming GOP members.
The Trump-endorsed candidate Harriet Hageman, on the other hand, received 59 votes, beating Cheney by 53 votes. The remaining votes were undecided.
“I think it’s a good sign. It’s not an endorsement, but these are the county activists” said Hageman to the Star-Tribune.
Cheney’s spokesperson countered by saying that the “only elections that matter are in August and November.” Wyoming is set to have its primary in August, leaving Cheney’s camp a short amount of time to make up lost ground due to her anti-Trump views.
In 2021, Cheney was one of just 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump following the January 6 riot. Cheney was also voted by the Wyoming Republican Party in November to not be recognized as a member of the party: “The 31-29 vote Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming, by the state party central committee followed votes by local GOP officials in about one-third of Wyoming’s 23 counties to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican.”
In September, Trump endorsed Hageman while disavowing Cheney, stating: “I strongly endorse Republican House of Representatives Candidate Harriet Hageman from Wyoming who is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican, Liz Cheney,” Trump said in a statement.
“Harriet is a fourth-generation daughter of Wyoming, a very successful attorney, and has the support and respect of a truly great U.S. Senator, Wyoming’s own Cynthia Lummis. Harriet Hageman adores the Great State of Wyoming, is strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence (which [President Joe] Biden has already given up). Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First. Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney. Make America Great Again!”