Despite Rand Paul Endorsing Opponent, Liz Cheney Wins Wyoming Congressional Primary

Liz Cheney

Despite Rand Paul endorsing her primary opponent, Liz Cheney won the Republican congressional primary in Wyoming for an open seat over a total of nine candidates on Tuesday.

Liz Cheney, who was endorsed by conservative talk show great Mark Levin last week, had 40 percent of the vote over the closest challenger, state Sen. Leland Christensen, who was endorsed by Rand Paul and was at 23 percent when the Associated Press called the race with 73 percent of precincts reporting.

Rand Paul, who endorsed RINO relic Mitch McConnell in 2014, despite the Senate majority leade’rs desire to “crush” the Tea Party that elected Paul in 2010, seemed to base his endorsement of Christensen upon criticisms Paul has of Cheney’s father, Dick Cheney, a former Republican Vice President of the United States.

Dick Cheney held The Cowboy State’s only congressional seat from 1979 to 1989, and even though Paul endorsed big government McConnell, he painted the entire Cheney family as being too big government to earn his endorsement.

Liz Cheney’s mother, Lynne Cheney, is an author and writer of educational history books about American exceptionalism and the American founding, including, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.

The lone Wyoming congressional seat was held by Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis , who previously announced her retirement and would not be seeking re-election.

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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