Representative Liz Cheney appears to be taking increasingly questionable measures with regards to the upcoming primary races in Wisconsin, which are just under three weeks away.
Though Cheney has served three terms as a representative, she has drawn criticism for co-chairing the January 6 Select Committee, which is widely perceived a hitjob on Trump and a major distraction from Biden’s current flailing in office.
Cheney has also been vocally opposed to Trump, which in turn has amplified conservatives’ resentment against the Republican, especially as she has cozied up to various Democrats over the past several months in her pursuit of Trump.
According to the results of a Mason Dixon poll, Cheney trails well behind Harriet Hageman, a Trump-endorsed challenger.
In this poll, Cheney stunningly trails Hageman by 22 percent, with Hageman snapping up 52 percent of support relative to Cheney’s 30 percent.
These figures are even more remarkable considering that Cheney currently has $10M to spend on campaigning, which is a record amount for any House member.
Thus, in an effort to drum up support for her failing campaign, Cheney has gone as far as targeting Democrat voters in an effort to secure the primary nomination for her party.
Humorously, Cheney is playing off of the Democrats’ hatred of Trump in doing so, as she believes that targeting Democrat voters will be one way that Democrats can harm Trump: If Democrats vote in favor of Cheney, then Trump’s endorsement of Hageman, who formerly served as the Republican National Committeewoman, would fail.
In a mass mailing sent out by Cheney, her intentions were abundantly clear, especially when the pamphlet noted, “how do I change my party affiliation to register as a Republican so I can vote for Liz?”
Currently, under Wyoming law, individuals can switch their part registration at the polls, which in turn enables them to engage in schemes advocated by Cheney.
What is problematic about Cheney’s approach is that several voters would switch to Republican, merely to vote in favor of Cheney or against Trump, then they would promptly switch back to their Democrat affiliation.
Such an approach clearly does not reflect the best interests of the party, but Cheney has long since abandoned real representation of her constituents.