Harriet Hageman appeals to Wyoming voters. Wyoming is a conservative state that voted largely for Donald Trump.
Liz Cheney is not well-liked and has done poorly in her Wyoming fundraising efforts. Through June 30, Cheney raised $260,000 from roughly 200 Wy. Residents. Harriet Hageman raised four times as much, bringing in over $1.2 million from Wyoming Voters.
Cheney’s California donors are not quiet about disagreeing with her politically but have opted to support her because she has faced off with President Trump. That has earned her financial support from Hollywood and Silicon Valley.
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) August 1, 2022
The Los Angeles Times reported,
“More than 1,100 Californians contributed nearly a tenth of the $13 million Cheney raised through June 30 for her reelection campaign,” which is far more than she raised with her constituents.
CNN went to Wyoming to ask what voters thought of Cheney. Many said they don’t like how she has handled her role on the January 6 committee or that she has gone after President Trump. Some called it a “witch hunt” and a “kangaroo court”; another said, “it’s not the Wyoming way.”
CNN: "Here in Cheyenne, more than 1600 miles from Washington, almost everyone we spoke with told us they believe Liz Cheney is too focused on Donald Trump and the January 6th committee and not paying enough attention to what they believe matters to the people here in Wyoming." pic.twitter.com/fpV63S8Mln
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) August 1, 2022
Cheney is very unpopular in conservative Wyoming.
Wyoming will be much better off without RINO Liz Cheney! Vote her ass out on Aug 16th!
— Gunther Eagleman (@GuntherEagleman) August 1, 2022
When Hageman began surpassing Cheney in polls, Cheney fought back by asking Wyoming Democrats to change party affiliation to vote for her in the Republican primary.
Liz Cheney asks Democrats to vote for her in the Wyoming Republican primary on August 16. pic.twitter.com/EbxbLuPbfg
— Ben Owen 🇺🇸🦅 (@hrkbenowen) August 1, 2022
When Cheney was asked if Pelosi’s decisions regarding January 6 security would be looked at, she deflected, framing President Trump as the perpetrator, saying he had an “armed mob” and “that he sent (them) to the capitol.”
The Committee is investigating the clear security and intelligence failures of the day, but we aren't going to blame the Capitol Police and those in law enforcement for Donald Trump's armed mob that he sent to the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/Yi9ubhFsnB
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) July 27, 2022
Her response does not ring true or sit well with Wyoming voters who believe Cheney is out of touch with what matters to Wyoming residents.