Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney announces re-election bid and faces strong opposition from party leadership

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) announced her re-election bid Thursday night, despite strong opposition from Republican leaders.

Cheney made the announcement on Twitter, saying “I’m running for re-election and asking for your vote because this is a fight we have to win.”

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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., right, after being ousted from her leadership role at the House Republican Conference at the US Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
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Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., right, after being ousted from her leadership role at the House Republican Conference at the US Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
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“In Wyoming, we know what it means to ride for brand. We live in the greatest nation God ever made, and our brand is the United States Constitution,” Cheney said.

The incumbent will face Harriet Hageman in the state primary, which was endorsed by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy during an interview with The Federalist in February.

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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Harriet Hageman addresses a Wyoming Business Alliance meeting in Casper, Wyo.  Former President Donald Trump chose Hageman, a frontrunner in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics.

FILE – In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Harriet Hageman addresses a Wyoming Business Alliance meeting in Casper, Wyo. Former President Donald Trump chose Hageman, a frontrunner in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal critics.
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“After spending time with Harriet, it’s clear that she will always listen and prioritize the needs of her local communities and focus on solving our country’s biggest problems,” McCarthy told The Federalist. “I look forward to serving with Harriet for years to come.”

Hageman was also endorsed by former President Trump.

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Cheney’s re-election announcement comes just two days before Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in Casper, Wyoming, in support of Hageman.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser and Kelly Phares contributed to this report.

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