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Cheney’s Pursuit of Trump Sets Up Likely Primary Loss and a Springboard

  • Republicans flock to challenger in GOP House contest
  • With defeat likely, both parties speculate on Cheney’s future
A campaign sign for Representative Liz Cheney in Laramie, Wyoming, on Aug. 14.
A campaign sign for Representative Liz Cheney in Laramie, Wyoming, on Aug. 14.Photographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images

For many Wyoming voters, the only question left to be answered in Tuesday’s Republican primary is what Liz Cheney will do next.

Cheney, who has held the state’s sole seat in the US House since 2017, is all but certain to lose to top challenger Harriet Hageman, who leads the incumbent by almost 30 percentage points in the latest polling.