It would be a heartbreaking shame for her to lose. It demonstrates how Donald Trump has controlled the Republican Party.
One of the last tests for Trump and his brand of hard-line politics.
Before the general election in November are the races on Tuesday in Wyoming and Alaska.
The battle to reshape the GOP in his image has so far been won by the former president. Who assisted in installing partisans in crucial general election contests from Arizona to Georgia to Pennsylvania.
The GOP primaries for only two of those 10 House members were successful this year. The rest has fallen short or decided not to run again. If Cheney defies predictions on Tuesday, she would become the third member of Congress to return.
Additionally, Murkowski is the only senator up for reelection this year who supports impeachment.
In her fight to keep a seat, Liz Cheney has held for almost 20 years, she is up against 18 opponents.
The most notable of whom are Republican Kelly Tshibaka, who has received Trump’s endorsement on social media and in her native state of Alaska. Where he co-hosted a rally with Tshibaka last month in Anchorage, Trump railed against Murkowski.
Young was supported by Trump. Actually, Palin is on two different ballots on Tuesday: one for a special election to finish Young’s term.
And the other for a full two-year House term beginning in January.
In the primary, Liz Cheney faces a broader field of candidates while taking on Republican Nick Begich and Democrat Mary Peltola in the special election.
Always the outsider, Palin has recently attacked fellow Republican Murkowski as well as those who implemented the open primary and ranked-choice voting system in 2020.
Because of Cheney’s open criticism of Trump, many Republicans in the state and around the nation have excommunicated her. She was demoted by the House GOP from third place last year. And more recently, she was censured by the Wyoming GOP and the Republican National Committee.
In recent weeks, anti-Trump organizations like the Republican Accountability Project and the Country First PAC of U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger have attempted to persuade independents and Democrats to back Liz Cheney.
Although some are optimistic about her political future, they are saddened by the election’s projected result on Tuesday.