Several days ago, the Wyoming House primary race in Cheney’s district was overflowing.
That field is not getting much smaller and could shrink to a head-to-head race very soon.
Donald Trump’s endorsement of Harriet Hageman is already clearing the field of challengers.
While there were some signs a mixed field could present Cheney with challenges, I believe the only way to take her out is to go head-to-head with her.
Rep Cheney (R-WY) still has significant support in the state and she is filling up her war chest with stacks of cash.
In that scenario, if she is to be beaten, the best option would be head-to-head, and it looks like that is what Trump’s endorsement has done.
Several candidates have already dropped out of the race just days after Trump gave Hageman the thumb’s up.
Local businessman Darin Smith, who was one of those candidates, stated, “I said hell would freeze over before I’d be the reason Liz Cheney gets re-elected,” so he dropped out.
Former Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Matt Micheli stated, “I suspect most of the other candidates probably will drop out.
“If they have a realistic view and do the analysis, they’ll come to that conclusion.
“I think there’ll be one or two that probably stay in because they’re doing it more for a political point than to actually win.”
For those wanting Cheney gone, that last sentence still hangs over this election.
I suspect this will be a VERY tight race, even head-to-head, so just one additional candidate could be enough to allow Cheney to win this race.
I expect some very heavy campaigning by Trump not only for Hageman but also in personal phone calls to the remaining candidates to drop out to ensure they have the best chance of taking out Cheney.
This is, by far, the most important congressional race that Trump will be involved in regarding the power of his influence as we move forward.
Source: Just the News