Tuesday night was a test for a few big names in the Republican Party in Wyoming and Alaska. Especially, in Wyoming, Rep. Liz Cheney lost her primary to Harriet Hageman by a lot more than expected. Of the ten Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump after January 6th, only two will advance to the overall election following the rest have either retired or lost their primaries.
In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses what Cheney might do next with her message and what an unbiased bid for president might entail. In addition they consider the early vote tallies in Alaska to obtain a sense of whether Sen. Lisa Murkowski will probably win her general election this fall and whether former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will make it to Congress aswell.
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