Prior to her state’s primary, where she may lose to a candidate Harriet Hageman backed by President Trump, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) tweeted an endorsement from “Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner.
Costner was pictured in Cheney’s tweet wearing a T-shirt that said, “I’m supporting Liz Cheney.”
Liz Cheney, a congresswoman from Wyoming who has broken with a large part of her Republican Party to help lead House Democrat’s Jan. 6 probe captioned the post “real men put country over party.”
Real men put country over party. pic.twitter.com/7FaJpahtll
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 1, 2022
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— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 30, 2022
Costner has previously described himself as a Republican in his youth; however, Costner recently claimed that the two-party system is too “limited” for his political philosophy. But he supported Joe Biden for president in 2020, according to the news source.
“The Democratic Party doesn’t represent everything that I think, and neither does the Republican Party right now,” Costner, who was once a Ronald Reagan Republican, said in 2020. “I find it too limiting.”
The endorsement comes just a few weeks before Wyoming’s 16 August primary for the state’s at-large House seat.
The three-term incumbent desperately needs some kind of boost as recent polling from the Casper Star-Tribune released earlier this month indicates that she is currently trailing Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman by 22 points.
According to a survey performed by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy for the Casper, Wyoming, Star Tribune, only 30% of likely primary voters in the state-supported Cheney, while a total of 52% supported Hageman.
No other contender received more than 10% of the vote in the poll, which was conducted July 7–11 among 1,100 potential voters. The next-place contender, Republican state senator Anthony Bouchard, earned 5% of the vote.
Following the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, Cheney was one of ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. The lawmaker from Wyoming has also participated in the House’s select committee that is looking into what happened that day.
She has lost the support of many conservative voters in her native state as a result of the actions. Recently, a CNN story indicated significant worry among voters at the Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
CNN: “Here in Cheyenne, more than 1600 miles from Washington, almost everyone we spoke with told us they believe Liz Cheney is too focused on Donald Trump and the January 6th committee and not paying enough attention to what they believe matters to the people here in Wyoming.” pic.twitter.com/fpV63S8Mln
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) August 1, 2022
But what motivates Costner’s support is unknown. He reportedly resides in Colorado rather than Wyoming, where Cheney is struggling to win reelection.
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