Trump Foe Liz Cheney Has Not Ruled out 2024 US Presidential Run

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., a rising Republican until she stood firmly in opposition to President Donald Trump, says she has not ruled out a presidential run in 2024.

“I’ll make a decision about ’24 down the road,” she told ABC’s “This Week.” “The single most important thing is protecting the nation from Donald Trump.”

Cheney was one of just 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to impeach the former president for incitement of an alleged insurrection Jan. 6, 2021.

The 55-year-old is now vice chair of the House Jan. 6 Select Committee investigating whether Trump was responsible for the attack on the Capitol, as he sought Congress to debate the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes in key battleground states.

“A man as dangerous as Donald Trump can absolutely never be anywhere near the Oval Office ever again,” Cheney said, telling ABC she thinks her Republican Party “can’t survive” if the real estate mogul wins the nomination again in 2024.

“Those of us who believe in Republican principles and ideals have a responsibility to try to lead the party back to what it can be,” she said.

Trump, who still holds outsize influence in the Republican Party, has discussed a potential new candidacy with increasing openness, with some outlets reporting he could announce his campaign by the end of July.

Even as Cheney – daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney – mulls a White House bid she is fighting for her political life in Wyoming, where a Trump-backed rival is challenging her in the state’s Republican primary, to be held next month ahead of November’s midterm elections.

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Trump Rips ‘Fake News’ NY Times Report on Making Early 2024 Announcement

Firing back at The New York Times reporting former President Donald Trump will make an early 2024 campaign announcement as soon as July 4, Trump blasted the “fake news” without providing any clarity on his intentions.

“12 wins & zero losses this week (Mary Miller won against all odds), 33 & 0 in Texas, 132 & 7 this cycle — there has never been anything like ‘our’ endorsement — and the Fake News New York Times writes that I may announce an early presidential run because I haven’t done well with my endorsements,” Trump fired back at the Times on Saturday morning in a Truth Social post. “Actually, doing better than ever, breaking all records. We are dealing with very sick, bad people in the fake news media.”

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“Also, beating everybody in the polls by really big, record type, numbers!” Trump added in an ensuing post.

The Times claimed Trump might make a 2024 campaign announcement as soon as July 4 and might even do it from his Truth Social account.

Trump has long said he would wait to announce his campaign due to outdated campaign finance laws, including restricting how he uses his $100 million in his campaign war chest and restricting his biggest donors.

“His campaign would also be constrained by a strict $2,900-per-person donation cap for the primaries, meaning he could tap his largest donors only once over the next period of roughly two years to directly fund a candidacy,” according to the Times.

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Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel wants Trump to wait until after the midterms to announce, the Times reported. That has long been the expected timetable for Trump’s official declaration.

There has been some talk Trump might want to get out ahead of his potential competition by declaring before them. Also, there is increasing speculation his former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, former Vice President Mike Pence,, and Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis might be closing in on an announcement sooner rather than later to get the wheels turning against Trump.

DeSantis is the only one polling consistently second to Trump.

NBC News had whispered July 4 as a Trump announcement day, but even former campaign adviser Jason Miller, who is urging Trump to run sooner than later, panned that as any kind of target date.

Trump has made multiple appearances on Newsmax recently, including this week with “Wake Up America” host Rob Finnerty, last weekend at a Save America rally in Illinois that aired live on Newsmax, and last month with “Eric Bolling The Balance.”

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Harvard Poll: Trump Favored by Majority, 40 Points Over DeSantis

Need an example about media bias against former President Donald Trump, look no further than The Hill’s report on the latest Harvard-Harris poll, where its headline screams Florida GOP Gov. Ron “DeSantis Leads 2024 GOP Pack.”

Yeah, if you are doing the old former President Barack Obama strategy of leading from behind.

Trump leads DeSantis by a wide, wide margin of 40 points, getting a large 56% majority of the vote among registered 2024 GOP primary voters, despite there being 8 candidates, “someone else,” and “unsure” as options.

DeSantis drew just 16% support, but at least he was in double digits. The full results from the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll:

  • Trump 56%.
  • DeSantis 16%.
  • Former Vice President Mike Pence 7%.
  • Former South Carolina GOP Gov. Nikki Haley 4%.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., 2%.
  • Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., 2%.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, 1%.
  • Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 1%.
  • Someone else 5%.
  • Don’t know/unsure 8%.

While it is noteworthy DeSantis is running second to Trump in early 2024 GOP primary polling, particularly “leading the pack” if Trump does not run – something emerging as highly unlikely at this point – DeSantis’ lead over the pack pales in comparison to Trump’s lead on all comers.

In the unlikely event Trump does not run, the poll revealed:

  • DeSantis 36%.
  • Pence 17%.
  • Cruz 8%.
  • Haley 5%.
  • Pompeo 3%.
  • Rubio 3%.
  • Scott 2%.
  • Someone else 8%.
  • Unsure 19%.

While DeSantis gained a poll-leading 20 points when Trump is not considered, the second-largest gainer is “unsure,” which added 11 points.

“Gov. Ron DeSantis is a rare politician in America right now with more voters who like him than dislike him and he is gaining strength in the Republican primary, positioning him to win if Trump does not run and possibly taking him on if he does run,” pollster Mark Penn told The Hill.

The Harvard Center for American Political Studies, The Harris Poll, and HarrisX conducted the poll June 28-29 among 1,308 registered voters. No margin of error was provided in the poll results, in the analysis, or The Hill report on the results.

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Trump Hails 12-0 Sweep in Tuesday Primary Endorsements

With nary a loss Tuesday night, former President Donald Trump hailed a perfect 12-0 record in a Truth Social post Wednesday.

Trump’s primary endorsement record is now, according to an unofficial Newsmax tally, 143-10, a 93.5% winning percentage (Trump officials count candidates advancing to a runoff as victories).

Among the most noteworthy victories included a pair of Trump-endorsed candidates winning in the reliably blue state of Illinois, where Trump held a Save America rally Saturday, stumping for Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., and gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey.

Trump called Miller “a star” Wednesday.

“Well, Mary Miller did it, she won BIG in Illinois tonight,” Trump wrote after she was projected the winner by Decision Desk HQ at 10:13 p.m. ET, Newsmax’s election results partner. “She campaigned hard and smart. Congratulations to a very fine woman!”

Trump was also effusive in praise for Bailey, vowing a victory to defeat Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker – “one of the worst and most obnoxious governors (Mr. Lockdown!) in the USA” – in this November’s general election.

“The last thing that J.B. Pritzker, considered by many to be the worst governor in the country, wanted, was to run against Darren Bailey, a very popular state senator with a big, beautiful and powerful base, who won the Republican nomination in a landslide last night,” Trump wrote Wednesday.

“With all the crime and lockdowns going on in Illinois, with people fleeing to other states, Bailey will win!”

Here is the rundown of the 12 Trump-endorsed winners Tuesday night, as Politico reported, which could not bring itself to call it an unbeaten sweep of Trump endorsements in its story:

  1. Miller in Illinois’ 15th District.
  2. Bailey in Illinois’ GOP gubernatorial primary.
  3. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., in Colorado’s 3rd District.
  4. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., in Illinois’ 12th District.
  5. Rep. Darren LaHood, R-Ill. in Illinois’ 18th District.
  6. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt.
  7. Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., in Oklahoma’s 1st District.
  8. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., in Oklahoma’s 3rd District.
  9. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., in Oklahoma’s 4th District.
  10. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.
  11. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, in Utah’s 2nd District.
  12. Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, in Utah’s 4th District.

Trump carried a 100-6 primary endorsement record into June, after late May’s Georgia primaries.

By Newsmax’s unofficial count, Trump is 43-4 in June, including five victories June 21:

  1. Sen.-nominee Katie Britt, R-Ala.
  2. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., in Virginia’s 1st District.
  3. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., in Virginia’s 5th District.
  4. Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., in Virginia’s 6th District.
  5. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., in Virginia’s 9th District.

Trump-endorsed candidate losses to date, according to Ballotpedia, which does not list all of Trump’s victories but does have the 10 losses:

  1. Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster.
  2. Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who lost to incumbent GOP Gov. Brad Little.
  3. Former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., who lost to incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.
  4. Rep. Katie Arrington, R-S.C., who lost in South Carolina’s newly drawn 1st District.
  5. Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., who lost in North Carolina’s 11th District.
  6. Georgia’s 6th District GOP candidate Jake Evans, who lost in a runoff to Dr. Rich McCormick, who Trump had endorsed in 2020.
  7. Georgia’s 10th District GOP candidate Vernon Jones, a former Democrat who lost in a runoff.
  8. Georgia Attorney General candidate Josh Gordon, who lost to incumbent GOP AG Chris Carr.
  9. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., who lost a Georgia Secretary of State primary to incumbent Brad Raffensperger.
  10. Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner candidate Patrick Witt, who lost to GOP incumbent John King.

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Poll: Markwayne Mullin Leads Oklahoma Senate Primary

Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., has a commanding lead in the Republican race to succeed GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe, new polling shows.

In the latest averaging of the Senate primary contest polling from, Mullin has a 26-point lead over his next closest challenger, former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon.

Mullin, whose district includes most counties in eastern Oklahoma, has ticked up support to 39% while Shannon’s has slipped to 13% in the latest newest Sooner polling.

GOP state Sen. Nathan Dahm was at 8%; Inhofe’s former chief of staff, Luke Holland, garnered 5%; and former Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt notched just 2%.

The winner of the special election Tuesday will fill the rest of the six-year term left by Inhofe, who was last elected in 2020. Inhofe announced he would resign on Jan. 3, 2023, to spend time with family.

If no candidate garners more than 50% of the vote, a runoff will be held on Aug. 23.

Mullin has campaigned on making the country energy independent, lowering inflation, and defending the Second Amendment.

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Rep. Zeldin Targeted in Heated Newsmax NY Gubernatorial Debate

While the four top conservative New York gubernatorial candidates may not differ much on their conservative policies, one of them was front and center as the target in the debate aired live Tuesday night on Newsmax.

“I guess it’s pretty clear for the listeners at home: You’ll know who’s in first place and who’s the front runner in this race,” Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. – endorsed by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the New York Post, and Ric Grenell – told host Eric Bolling during an onslaught of mud-slinging, challenging his record and past votes.

“As far as my record, I’ve now won seven consecutive races in purple suburban districts.”

The challengers, Andrew Giuliani, Rob Astorino, and Harry Wilson, were united to taking their shots at the polling leader before the Tuesday, June 28 primary.

“Lee made the list – he is in the top – one of the top liberal Republicans in the House of Representatives, now that’s on his voting record,” Astorino said in one of his myriad exchanges with Zeldin, where both candidates alternated suggesting the other was lying in their response.

Giuliani also excoriated Zeldin for a past CNN interview where Zeldin could not definitively reject the liberal media’s host desire to label then-President Donald Trump a “racist” for one of his past tweets.

“I think this is just typical of Lee, who honestly is a flip-flopper,” Giuliani said. “This is a guy who a couple of years ago, said President Trump made racist statements and then lied to you last night. Ladies and gentlemen, unfortunately, he’s gonna flip and flop.”

Giuliani, then turned to Zeldin, “you were with Trump before you were against him, or against him before that. I can’t even tell. You can’t even get it straight.”

The gloves came off at times, including Zeldin immediately taking a retaliatory shot at Giuliani, the famed son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Andrew Giuliani was once in an actor Chris Farley parody on “Saturday Night Live” for being the young son of the mayor.

“Listen, for somebody whose claim to fame was that Chris Farley made fun of him on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for being obnoxious kid – who ends up becoming more obnoxious and ends of getting kicked off the Duke golf team. And then you basically get in a position as Chic-fil-A runner at the White House – outranked by the White House Easter Egg Bunny.”

The Zeldin-Giuliani barbs including Giuliani beating back an interrupting Zeldin with: “You can stop being a child, Lee.”

Bolling did ask about Andrew Giuliani’s name recognition in the debate.

“I’m very proud of my name, and people would say, well, we’re the famous last name; it’s easy to run in politics,” Giuliani said, as the camera showed his father in the gallery. “I would tell you with the name like Andrew, it’s very difficult to be the leading candidate for governor in a Republican primary.”

Giuliani noted, referencing disgraced former Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Look, I’m proud of the four years that I worked for president Donald J. Trump in the White House. I’m the only person on this stage that always supported president Donald J. Trump and didn’t call him other kinds of names. And I am very, very proud of, I think, New York’s greatest crime fighter Rudolph W. Giuliani.”

Wilson, while he was also attacked at times for having some more moderate views – including some boos when he apologized to the crowd for being “pro-choice,” an unpopular position among conservatives – did get in on the attacks of Zeldin, too.

“He can’t handle the truth,” Wilson said, attacking Zeldin’s defenses of his past voting record on New York state budgets.

When the dust-ups settled, under Bolling’s direction, the candidates did close with vows to support whomever winds up winning next Tuesday’s GOP gubernatorial primary.

“Whoever wins, we will speak with one voice and defeat Kathy Hochul and the radicals in New York,” Astorino vowed, a sentiment shared by all.

The trio of Zeldin challengers, though, attempted to not take an affirmative for an answer, denouncing Zeldin’s bravado of saying he will support the winner, and it will be himself.

“It is a hard-fought primary,” Zeldin concluded. “There are passions inside of this room and outside. I will support the primary winner next Tuesday.

“Losing this race, for all of us, is not an option.”


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Trump-Backed Katie Britt Tops Rep. Brooks for Alabama GOP Senate Nomination

Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama on Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his endorsement of Brooks.

The loss ends a turbulent campaign for Brooks, a conservative firebrand who fully embraced Trump’s election challenges and had run under the banner “MAGA Mo.” But it was not enough for the former president, who initially backed Brooks in the race to replace Britt’s former boss, retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., but then pulled his support as Brooks languished in the polls.

Trump eventually endorsed Britt in the race’s final stretch after she emerged as the top vote-getter in the state’s May 24 primary. She will face Democrat Will Boyd in November in the overwhelmingly Republican state.

The race was among a handful of contests held Tuesday at the midpoint of a primary season that has been shaped by Trump’s effort to influence the GOP.

While Britt was already considered the favorite by the time Trump got behind her, the result gives the former president a victory at a time his influence over the GOP has come under scrutiny.

The Alabama Senate runoff had drawn particular attention because of the drama surrounding Trump’s endorsement. Trump initially endorsed Brooks in the spring of 2021, rewarding an ardent champion of his claims of a stolen election. Brooks had voted against certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election victory and delivered a fiery Jan. 6 speech at the rally before the Capitol was stormed by protesters, telling the crowd, “Today is the day that American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.”

But nearly a year later, Trump rescinded his support after the pair’s relationship soured and as Brooks languished in the polls. Trump blamed his decision on comments Brooks had made months earlier, at an August rally, when he said it was time for the party to move on from litigating the 2020 presidential race — comments Trump claimed showed Brooks, one of the most conservative members of Congress, had gone “woke.”

Brooks, who is known for his bombastic oratory style, has described the primary race as a battle for the soul of Republican Party, pitting the “true conservative” wing against establishment members of the GOP. He disparaged Britt, 40, as a “RINO” — the GOP pejorative meaning “Republican in name only” — and maintained he was the only one with a proven conservative record.

The founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus also made his opposition to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., a pillar of his campaign, embarking on a “Fire McConnell Tour” of town halls.

In his concession speech Tuesday night, Brooks told supporters he respected the race’s outcome. But in a sign of the contentious race, he accused voters of having been seduced by false advertising and congratulated high-dollar donors and “special interest groups” for funding Britt’s campaign.

“We are sending to Washington, D.C., the exact opposite of what we need in the United States Senate. But the voters have spoken. They might not have spoken wisely,” he groused.

Britt, meanwhile, cast herself as part of a new generation of conservative leaders while disparaging Brooks, 68, as a career politician. If victorious in November, Britt will be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama and one of its youngest members. The state’s previous female senators had been appointed.

“Alabama has spoken. We want new blood. We want fresh blood,” she said at her victory party. “We want someone who will fight for Christian conservative values, who will fight for the freedoms and liberties this nation was founded on and will fight for the American dream for the next generation and the next generation.”

That argument seemed to resonate with some voters Tuesday.

“She’s young. She’s smart,” said 86-year-old Carolyn Bowman. “That’s what we need in Congress.”

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Alabama Polls: Katie Britt Surges After Trump Endorsement

The Alabama GOP primary runoff between Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., was close just a week ago, but the endorsement of former President Donald Trump might make it a runaway, the latest polls show.

Britt is a runaway favorite in Tuesday’s runoff against Brooks, who had his endorsement pulled when he told an Alabama Save America rally GOP voters should stop looking back at the 2020 presidential election integrity issues.

The Trump endorsement is being hailed as a catalyst, including Friday’s Alabama Forestry Association poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates:

  1. Britt: 58.4%.
  2. Brooks: 32.6%.
  3. Undecided: 9.0%.

That poll is not unlike a pair of others bills on RealClearPolitics.

The Hill/Emerson College Poll has Britt with 59% support and Brooks at 41% – when it forced respondents to make a decision.

The Auburn University Poll had Britt up 20 points, with 50% support to Brooks’ 30% support.

All three polls came after Trump endorsed Katie Britt on Friday, June 10, doubling down on the former president’s decision to spurn his previous choice in the Republican primary.

Trump called Britt “an incredible fighter for the people of Alabama.” The former president had originally backed Brooks in the race, but rescinded that endorsement in March after their relationship soured.

Britt was chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., before stepping down to lead a state business group, and is now running to fill Shelby’s vacant seat. Britt and Brooks face off in the June 21 runoff that will decide the Republican nominee.

“Above all, Katie Britt will never let you down,” Trump wrote, adding, “she has my complete and total endorsement!”

The decision was another blow to Brooks, who had sought to regain Trump’s support.

“Mo has been wanting it back ever since, but I cannot give it to him!” Trump wrote. “Katie Britt, on the other hand, is a fearless America First Warrior.”

Trump endorsed Brooks last year, rewarding the conservative firebrand who had been an ardent supporter of Trump’s 2020 election fraud claims. Brooks had whipped up a crowd of Trump supporters at the Jan. 6, 2021, rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol.

But Trump pulled that endorsement, citing Brooks’ languishing performance in the race and going “woke” for saying at a Cullman rally it was time to move on from litigating the 2020 presidential election and focus that energy on upcoming elections instead.

Britt led the primary field in the May primary, and has been seeking Trump’s support since he backed away from Brooks.

“President Trump knows that Alabamians are sick and tired of failed, do-nothing career politicians,” Britt said in a statement. “It’s time for the next generation of conservatives to step up and shake things up in Washington to save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children.”

Despite losing Trump’s endorsement in March, Brooks had continued to campaign under the label of “MAGA Mo,” a reference to the Make America Great Again slogan, and had challenged Britt to a debate on the singular topic of whether the 2020 election was “stolen.”

Brooks tweeted voters of Alabama will decide the race.

“Let’s just admit it: Trump endorses the wrong people sometimes,” Brooks wrote, noting a Trump-endorsed candidate lost the 2017 Senate race in Alabama.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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US Senate Race in Utah Heats Up With 3 Republican Contenders and a Democrat-Backed Independent

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) will face two Republican opponents in Utah’s June 28 primary in what could turn out to be his most challenging re-election bid in nearly a decade.

In 2010, Lee sailed into office on a Tea Party wave to defeat three-term Sen. Bob Bennett in the Republican primary.

He was reelected in 2016, trouncing Democrat rival Misty Snow with nearly 68 percent of the vote.

Lee has stiff opposition in Republican candidates Becky Edwards, a former Utah state representative, and business executive Ally Isom.

However, Utah freshman Sen. Mitt Romney, who launched an unsuccessful presidential run in 2016, has yet to endorse either candidate, saying he is friends with all three, according to news sources.

Democrats Back Independent

There are no Democratic candidates in Utah’s 2022 midterm Senate race.

Instead, Utah’s Democratic Party supports former undercover CIA officer Evan McMullin, an Independent, given him potential to unseat Lee through an independent coalition of voters.

McMullin captured 22 percent of the Utah vote when he ran for president against Donald Trump in 2016. Some political observers, however, view McMullin’s anti-Trump stance as helping Democrats.

McMullin launched his campaign in October on a platform of 12 principles, including reaffirming the country’s founding ideals, defending the constitution, and honest government.

“These 12 principles have inspired my campaign to replace Mike Lee and represent Utah in the U.S. Senate. They are essential for helping America move beyond the division and extremism that we see today,” McMullin said on his campaign website.

The United Utah Party endorsed McMullin for the U.S. Senate seat. He’s raised $1.8 million in campaign donations to date.

Edwards, a conservative Republican, hopes to unseat Lee in the primary by bringing her four terms as a Utah representative to the table.

“Being a public servant means working tirelessly for our state alongside constituents and fellow leaders to solve problems,” Edwards said on her website. “That is exactly what I’ve done for my entire career.”

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A former marriage and family therapist, Edwards’ list of accomplishments include the passage of the first climate change resolution in Utah.

She also helped create the Commission on Housing and Affordability to address Utah’s housing needs and is viewed as a pioneer of a statewide telehealth program.

By contrast, conservative businesswoman Ally Isom has set her sights on the Republican nomination seeking change on a conservative platform.

“Over the last year, wearing my red running shoes, I walked with everyday Utahns in more than 120 Utah cities and towns across this beautiful state,” Isom said on her website.

Isom said consistent themes emerged centering on the economy and inflation, water, energy prices, affordable housing, law enforcement morale, and the impact of COVID-19.

“I’ve listened to local community leaders, parents, business owners, entrepreneurs, ranchers, teachers, and everyone in between—all [to] understand what’s top of mind and in the hearts of my fellow Utahns,” Isom added.

Edwards has raised $1.2 million in campaign financing. Isom’s contributions total nearly $679,000, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission.

Democrats also hope to capitalize on Lee’s perceived political vulnerability based on his text messages uncovered during the Jan. 6 committee investigation. They reportedly show he had a much deeper involvement in attempts to overturn 2020 election results.

On his campaign website, Lee describes himself as a “champion for conservative principles,” getting things done in Congress, and someone who believes in holding power accountable.

Last year, Lee’s bipartisan State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021 unanimously passed the Senate. The bill ensures that each state gets the same treatment when choosing the location to enforce federal antitrust laws.

The primary election will take place by mail-in ballot in four congressional districts created by Utah’s legislature in 2021. However, there will be limited opportunities to vote in person.

In Utah County, Election Divisions spokesman Justin Anderson said the county will have six vote centers open on election day for in-person voting, “but a majority of the votes cast will be through [a] vote by mail.”

“We have not experienced any challenges with the new district boundaries following redistricting,” Anderson told The Epoch Times.

Utah’s primary also features four contested U.S. House races.


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NY Post Endorses Lee Zeldin

The New York Post made a bold call in a gubernatorial endorsement for Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. — not only for the GOP primary but the November general election against Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul.

“Lee Zeldin is the best bet for governor to save New York,” the Post editorial board’s bold endorsement headline declared.

“It’s vital that the GOP unite around the June 28 winner,” the editorial concluded. “We all agree on the urgent need to elect a Republican governor to save New York.

“Indeed, every Republican, independent or Democrat who is sick of the state of this state ought to join together this fall to bring back prosperity, pride and sanity to Albany and the people of the Empire State.”

The Post board said “New York state is on the edge of a cliff” and the gubernatorial election in November “may be the last chance to pull it back” from the “corrupting one-party stranglehold” and “suicide pact” of “progressive policies.”

“Residents are fleeing, driven out by raging crime and ever-higher costs of living,” the editorial read. “Progressive policies are making everything worse: disastrous criminal-justice ‘reforms,’ ever-higher taxes, job-killing regulations and an insane ‘climate-action plan’ that guarantees soaring utility bills and regular blackouts.

“Voters are furious. But November offers a real chance to reject the progressive suicide pact and break the corrupting one-party stranglehold on New York.”

While New York has long been a deep blue state, dominated by Democrats in its largest city that overrules the will of the more conservative rural areas, the Post claimed there is “a realistic chance for a Republican governor.”

“The question we’ve focused on is who’s the best choice to not just win, but also who has the experience and determination to deliver the needed revolution in the face of howls of protest from a likely Democrat-controlled Legislature,” the Post continued.

“Rep. Lee Zeldin is our pick.

“Knowing how tough it would be to win in a state where Democrats badly outnumber Republicans, he jumped in early, and decisively, building support across the state and a solid war chest.”

Among the issues the Post backs Zeldin’s policies on — “Zeldin has the best answers on the issues that count”:

  • Criminal justice reform, including removing New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
  • Cut taxes, deregulate, trim spending.
  • End ban on fracking.
  • Expanding technical job-training programs.
  • “Opposes woke indoctrination” in schools.

The Post added it is more important a Republican wins the gubernatorial race than Zeldin himself.

“Though Zeldin is our pick, Rob Astorino and Harry Wilson are fine candidates and far better choices than any on the Democratic side,” the Post wrote. “Andrew Giuliani has passion but lacks experience; if he wants to follow his father in a career in politics, we suggest he start at something smaller.”

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