At the end of last week, former Republican National Committeewoman and ex-gubernatorial candidate Harriet Hageman announced her congressional candidacy and immediately drew former President Donald Trump’s endorsement. With nine Republican opponents challenging at-large Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wilson), the ballot set-up favors the embattled incumbent since her adversarial vote would be split many different ways.
Understanding this, two of the candidates, US Air Force veteran Bryan Miller and attorney Darin Smith, announced they are both withdrawing. Several of the others pledged to continue. With seven remaining opponents, the odds still favor Rep. Cheney being able to win an open August 16th primary with only plurality support.
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