Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming raised a record $2.94 million in the first quarter of 2022, despite several members of her party’s leadership endorsing her primary opponent.

Liz Cheney GOP 2024 Pick? Newsweek Says It’s Possible, Despite Possible Ousting From Congress Today

Anti-Trump U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney learns today whether she will continue in Congress or, possibly, head for the cushy confines of a commentary gig on CNN or MSNBC.

Anti-Trump U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney learns today whether she will continue in Congress or, possibly, head for the cushy confines of a commentary gig on CNN or MSNBC.

Wyoming voters on Tuesday will decide Cheney’s fate as she faces lawyer Harriet Hageman in the GOP primary. And it does not look good for Cheney, one of 10 Republicans who voted with Democrats to impeach former President Donald Trump for the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center released a poll on Thursday that showed Hageman, who has been endorsed by Trump, with a 57-28 lead among likely voters.

The poll surfaced just as the New York Post reported that Cheney’s husband, Phillip Perry, is a partner at a Democratic “powerhouse” law firm that represents Hunter Biden on federal gun and tax charges.

Despite the considerable baggage, Cheney is lugging into Tuesday’s primary, in a state where Trump got 70 percent of the vote in 2020, Newsweek incredibly suggested on Monday that Cheney may be a presidential candidate in 2024 – for the Republicans.

“There is a possibility that Cheney will follow up this [primary] loss with a bid to become the Republican’s Primary candidate for 2024,” Newsweek reported.

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It’s hard to see what GOP constituency would back Cheney, who has openly appealed to Democrats for fundraising and ballot-box support to hang on to her current job. She also is one of two Republicans hand-picked by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the highly partisan special committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.

Apparently, Newsweek is sensing a tsunami of support for Cheney coming in 2024.

The magazine noted that a Morning Consult poll released in June revealed that Cheney is supported by only 1 percent of Republican voters as a 2024 GOP candidate.

An updated Morning Consult poll from last week pegged Cheney’s support at 2 percent – a mere 54 percentage points behind Trump, the leading choice.

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