Potential Cheney challenger steps down from RNC post


Wyoming Republican Harriet Hageman is resigning her position as the state’s national GOP committeewoman — a move that points to a looming announcement that she will wage a primary challenge against Rep. Liz Cheney.

Hageman, who met with former President Donald Trump last month to talk about entering the race, wrote in a Wednesday letter to Wyoming Republican Party Chair Frank Eathorne that she is stepping down from her post. Hageman, a trial attorney who waged an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2018, appeared to hint at a forthcoming campaign against Cheney, an outspoken Trump antagonist who voted earlier this year to impeach the former president.

“While I have thoroughly enjoyed my work as National Committeewoman, I will not be able to continue in that role at this time and am hereby submitting my resignation to be effective immediately. I have every intention of staying active in the Republican Party and in Republican politics, but will be doing so through different means,” Hageman wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by POLITICO.

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