Cheney Backs Dem In House Race At Center Of Turning GOP Tide

Vocal Trump critic Wyoming GOP Rep. Liz Cheney has endorsed Virginia Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger over her over Republican challenger in one of Virginia’s most consequential races this year, transcending party lines to push for the vulnerable Democrat days before the election.
UNITED STATES - JULY 12: Vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks during the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol hearing to present previously unseen material and hear witness testimony in Cannon Building, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Cheney, who lost her reelection bid in the primaries, has backed three congressional this year.
  • Spanberger is running against GOP challenger Yesli Vega, a county-level board of supervisors member backed by former President Trump.
  • The race in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District is considered a toss-up, with political analysts seeing it as a bellwether on how well Republicans perform in their bid to take control of Congress.
  • “We don’t agree on every policy, but I am absolutely certain that Abigail is dedicated to serving this country and her constituents and defending our Constitution,” Cheney said. “Abigail’s opponent is promoting conspiracy theories, denying election outcomes she disagrees with, and defending the indefensible.

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