Updated Aug 16, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Liz Cheney loses Wyoming primary

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) wearing a black blazer, white shirt and glasses, raises her arms during a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday lost in a primary election she was widely expected to lose after becoming a top target of former President Trump.

Why it matters: Trump has made ousting the 10 House Republicans who voted for impeachment one of his top priorities of the cycle – and Cheney, the vice chair of the Jan. 6 select committee, was enemy number one.

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to note that Harriet Hagerman won the primary. An earlier version incorrectly said Cheney won.

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