Donald Trump Jr. is expected to attend a rally in Casper this weekend with his father, according to a spokesperson for the former president. On Tuesday morning, Trump spokesman Liz Harrington said on Wake Up Wyoming, “Don Jr. should be there. It’s a lot of fun. At a Trump rally, the atmosphere is electrifying. It’s the best time to hang out with like-minded people who genuinely care about our country and despite what’s going on with it. You’ll need to arrive early. It’ll be a fantastic time.”
Donald Trump Sr. has announced that he will be at the Ford Wyoming Centre to express his support for Harriet Hageman, who is running for US Representative against Liz Cheney in the Republican primary. After Cheney wanted to remove Trump following the riots at the US Capitol in January 2021, a big field of Republican contenders declared their intention to run against Hageman in the primary. In September, Trump endorsed Hageman.
President Trump endorses Hageman and spends $500,000 on campaigns
The group said in a press release on Tuesday that it plans to spend more than $500,000 on advertising immediately prior to former President Donald Trump’s May 28 rally in Casper with Hageman. Wyoming Values has applied to become a “super PAC.” “Super PACs” can raise an unlimited amount of money through donations from individuals and organisations, according to Opensecrets.org, a nonprofit campaign contribution resource, and then devote an unlimited amount in support of or opponents to political candidates.
They cannot, however, give money to candidates directly and should act independently of them. Wyoming Values is a Virginia-based company. Cheney’s positions, according to the Hageman campaign, are more closely aligned with those of Virginia than with those of Wyoming. The Hageman campaign launched a spoof site called “Cheney for Virginia” in March. Wyoming Morals lists a Casper address as its contact point in a press release announcing the online ads featuring Trump Jr. The PAC’s website contains very little information other than a description of itself as a “conservative representative for Wyoming” and a segment for people to donate to its campaign.
“Cheney has always been a harsh opponent” -Don Jr
During the commercial, Trump Jr. mentions his father’s support for the Hageman campaign. “Liz Cheney has bowed to Democrat elites like (Rep.) Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for far too long. That is why my father and I are supporting Harriet Hageman for Congress,” he said.
Trump Jr. also stated in a duplicate of the 31-second video uploaded to Youtube on Sunday that Hageman will uphold the border and the US Constitution. Cheney has always been a harsh opponent of the former president, voting in favour of his impeachment on charges that he incited rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Hageman announced her candidacy for the GOP House nomination
Hageman announced her candidacy for the GOP House nomination soon after Trump endorsed her. Cheney has also launched a series of Internet ads, focusing primarily on her own campaign instead of criticising her opponents.
The focus of the two candidates’ social media pages also differs, with Cheney’s focusing primarily on her positions on domestic & global policy issues. Hageman has taken a more direct approach, writing at least 7 posts since April 15 in which she brags about her support for Trump or criticises Cheney.
Cheney’s campaign had raised $10.1 million as of March 31, with out-of-state donors accounting for the large majority of her individual donations. With almost six months until the general election, her contribution total surpasses the $3 million she raised during her 2020 campaign.
Cheney’s biggest individual contributor through March 31 was The Blackstone Group
According to Opensecrets, Cheney’s biggest individual contributor through March 31 was The Blackstone Group, an investment management firm based in New York City, which donated $34,800. During this campaign cycle, Cheney has spent just over $3.5 million. Hageman received $11,600 from Katherine Christy, a Florida resident. According to Federal Election Commission filings, Hageman had also raised $2.06 million and spent $986,606 on her campaign.
Hageman has more than double the number of individual Wyoming contributions as Cheney, with $543,094 versus $255,336. Cheney’s individual contributions come from California the most, with $942,758. With $211,983 in donations, Florida is Hageman’s second-largest source. Cheney’s campaign received the largest single donation of $296,835, from Great Task PAC, a Cheyenne-based political action committee formed to support Cheney’s third re-election bid. Cheney has received $550,735 from Great Task in six separate donations.
About Harriet Hageman
The most well-known politician is Harriet Hageman, a representative of the Republican Political Party. She declared a few years ago that she might run for the congressional seat in Wyoming. She used to be a participant of the Republican Party, where she managed to hold a seat until she was defeated in the 2018 election for governor of Wyoming.
She wanted to convey her gratitude for all of her successes over the government this time, though. Harriet served as secretary for the Honourable James E. Barrett for the first few years of her career.
James E. Barrett is a supreme court judge for the United States’ tenth judicial circuit. Harriet is actually employed as a lawyer who holds a law licence.
Harriet had also worked on a variety of water and natural resource issues, including the defence of Wyoming’s “open range” law, grazing rights protection on BLM and private lands, Nebraska v. Wyoming, the “roadless litigation,” which confronts the Fish & Native animals Service’s management and recovery of the Canadian grey wolf and other species, and many others.
About Liz Cheney
Elizabeth Lynne Cheney is an American lawyer and politician who has represented Wyoming’s at-large congressional seat since 2017. She served as the George W. Bush administration’s deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs and chaired the House Republican Conference from 2019 to 2021, the third-highest role in the House Republican leadership.
Party Leader Dick Cheney and Second Lady Lynne Cheney have an older daughter, Cheney.
During the George W. Bush administration, she held several positions in the US State Department, including Lieutenant Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Matters and Organizer for Broader Middle Eastern and North African Initiatives.
While co-chairing the Iran Syria Policy and Processes Group with Elliott Abrams, she advocated for regime change in Iran. Keep America Safe, a nonprofit organisation involved with national security issues founded by Cheney and Bill Kristol in 2009, advocated for the Bush–Cheney administration’s positions. She ran for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming in 2014, but dropped out before the election, challenging three-term incumbent Mike Enzi. She is a member of the House of Representatives.