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Scrum of challengers awaits Cheney after House GOP ouster

May. 13, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For pro-Trump Republicans, removing Rep. Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership was relatively easy. Booting her from office will be another matter. The rush to punish Cheney for her criticism of former President Donald Trump and his loyalists is...

Retired Army colonel announces run against Liz Cheney

May. 10, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A retired U.S. Army colonel from California says he will challenge Liz Cheney in next year's Republican U.S. House primary in Wyoming. Denton Knapp, of Trabuco Canyon, California, said he plans to move back to Gillette, where he graduated from high...

Liz Cheney, Donald Trump feud gets mixed reviews in Wyoming

May. 06, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — As Republicans in Washington turn up the heat on Rep. Liz Cheney, the defiant third-term congresswoman faces mixed reviews at home. So far, Wyoming’s governor and congressional delegation have avoided sticking out their necks for Cheney, who...

Cheney could be 'toast' in fight with Trump over GOP future

May. 04, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy wants his party to stand firmly with Donald Trump, despite the former president’s false claims about the election being stolen from him. No. 3 GOP leader Liz Cheney is trying to steer the party far from Trump's...

Cheney: 'Wishful thinking' by Trump she won't seek 4th term

Apr. 28, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Speculation by former President Donald Trump that she won't seek re-election next year is “wishful thinking," Liz Cheney said Wednesday. Trump suggested Tuesday that Wyoming's congresswoman would become a lobbyist or “maybe embarrass her family...

Rep. Liz Cheney outraises challengers for 2022 primaries

Apr. 19, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has reported a strong start to her campaign's fundraising efforts for the 2022 primary election, when she is set to face challengers that have surfaced since her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...

Wyoming Legislature advances voter identification bill

Apr. 02, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature has given final approval to a bill that would require residents to present valid forms of identification when voting in person, whether its during early voting or on Election Day. Currently, residents are only required to...

Wyoming election changes pushed by Donald Trump Jr. fail

Mar. 25, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers rejected a measure that would have required candidates to win a majority of votes in primary elections to avoid runoffs — a change endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. in his campaign to undermine Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. The...

Wyoming House passes Medicaid expansion bill on 32-28 vote

Mar. 24, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill on a 32-28 vote Wednesday to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults. The bill would still have to pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Mark Gordon before becoming law. The Senate killed...