Six takeaways from primaries in Wyoming and Alaska
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who since the insurrection at the Capitol has become the Republican Party's most forceful critic of former President Donald Trump, was ousted from her House seat by Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, CNN projected Tuesday.
Primary Day In Alaska And Wyoming: How Trump's Impeachment Impacts Both Races : The NPR Politics Podcast
This episode is available to everyone, though on some platforms there may be a short delay in availability between the version for subscribers (which is sponsor-free) and non-subscribers (which includes sponsor messages). Thank you for your patience! Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ak.), one of seven Republican senators to vote to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, faces primary voters who can choose between her and several other candidates, including a candidate backed by the state Republican Party. Alaska's new non-partisan primary system, almost guarantees that Murkowski will gather enough support to make it to November — unlike Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R), whose vote to impeach Trump could cost her dearly. Meanwhile, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) seeks election to the state's at-large congressional district. This episode: White House correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, Alaska Public Media's Washington correspondent Liz RuskinLearn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org.Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics Connect:Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.