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Conservative Org Plasters Anti-Cheney Billboards Throughout Wyoming

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A conservative organization dedicated to ousting GOP Rep. Liz Cheney has launched a billboard campaign throughout Wyoming to promote her primary challenger, attorney Harriet Hageman.

The billboards by the group Wyoming Values PAC urge voters to “Ditch Liz! Vote for Hageman,” and have been placed in some of the state’s more heavily populated areas including the cities of Casper, Rawlins, Cheyenne, and Laramie. Led by GOP strategists Andy Surabian and James Blair, the organization is planning to leave the billboards up until Aug. 16, when the primary election is held, Breitbart News reported.

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“Wyoming Values will continue to aggressively expose Liz Cheney as the Pelosi puppet she truly is from now until election day,” Surabian said in a statement.

“While Liz Cheney sold Wyoming out to the swamp, Harriet Hageman will fight for the conservative values [Wyoming residents] care about and we’re confident that she will defeat Cheney in August,” he noted further.

Hageman has received the highly coveted endorsement of former President Donald Trump, who has vowed to put a lot of resources into seeing Cheney defeated after she voted with Democrats to impeach him a second time following the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol Building, which she blamed on him.

In February, Hageman managed to pick up some additional crucial endorsements including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who is likely to become the new Speaker, replacing Nancy Pelosi, if the GOP manages to recapture control of the House.

“The most successful representatives in Congress focus on the needs of their constituents, and throughout her career, Harriet has championed America’s natural resources and helped the people of Wyoming reject burdensome and onerous government overreach,” he said in a statement.

“I am proud to endorse Harriet Hageman for Congress…I look forward to welcoming Harriet to a Republican majority next Congress, where together, we will hold the Biden Administration accountable and deliver much-needed solutions for the American people,” McCarthy added.

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Hageman responded with a thank you, adding: “I am proud to have your endorsement and I look forward to working with you on behalf of the American people and the people of Wyoming to hold the Biden Administration accountable!”

Other Republicans also voiced support for Hageman, including Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, who was elected to replace Cheney last year as the No. 3 Republican in the House.

“I’m proud to endorse Harriet Hageman in her race to unseat Liz Cheney. House Republicans were ready for a change when I took over as Conference Chair, and it’s resoundingly clear that Wyoming families are too,” she said in a statement, adding that Cheney has left the Republican party and Wyoming behind: “Liz Cheney abandoned her constituents to become a Far-Left Pelosi puppet.”

Earlier, Hageman summed up where Cheney was getting her support.

“Liz Cheney has the support of Never Trumpers Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, and the Northern Virginia special interests. I have the support of President Trump and the people of Wyoming. That is the difference in this race,” she noted on Twitter.

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Trump endorsed Hageman in September, whom he said “is running against warmonger and disloyal Republican” Cheney.

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“Harriet is a fourth-generation daughter of Wyoming, a very successful attorney, and has the support and respect of a truly great U.S. Senator, Wyoming’s own Cynthia Lummis,” Trump continued.

“Harriet Hageman adores the Great State of Wyoming, is strong on Crime and Borders, powerfully supports the Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will fight for Election Integrity and Energy Independence (which [President Joe] Biden has already given up),” he added.

“Unlike RINO Liz Cheney, Harriet is all in for America First. Harriet has my Complete and Total Endorsement in replacing the Democrats number one provider of sound bites, Liz Cheney. Make America Great Again!” the former president concluded.

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