Following the primaries in Nebraska and West Virginia, President Donald Trump’s record of primary endorsements in 2022 currently stands at 58 wins and just one loss.
As reported by Breitbart, Trump’s big victory on Tuesday came out of West Virginia, with Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.V.) defeating fellow Congressman David McKinley (R-W.V.) for the Republican nomination for the state’s new 2nd congressional district. As West Virginia was one of seven states that lost a seat in the 2020 census, the state’s 2nd and 3rd districts were combined into one, thus forcing both incumbents into a showdown against each other; the first matchup of its kind in 2022.
The Republican challenger hoping to forcibly retire Rep. Liz Cheney from Congress has a pointed message for Wyoming voters: Their current congresswoman is more concerned about Virginia’s military bases than her home state’s energy and natural resources.
In an interview with Just the News this month, Hageman relentlessly criticized Cheney for dropping this year from the House Natural Resources Committee, where she had served since 2017, to focus exclusively on her House Armed Services Committee assignment and the Jan. 6 commission investigation.
The messaging is unmistakable: Cheney is essentially a Wyoming carpetbagger more aligned with the interests of Virginia, where she lives in the Washington suburbs when Congress is in session.