By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily
When it’s election season, conventional wisdom says to get endorsements.
For Wyoming GOP chair Frank Eathorne, who is running for re-election as the head of the party, he’s getting one of the biggest endorsements around as former President Trump on Thursday announced his support.
And, as usual, whenever he speaks about anything Wyoming, the former president brings up U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney — and never in endearing terms.
That record remained unbroken Thursday.
“Frank has Censured the incompetent Liz Cheney, who couldn’t care less about our brave soldiers overseas, and who is willing to fight ridiculous, endless wars instead of preparing for the Big Time enemies that may someday soon face our Country,” Trump said in a statement.
“Frank has my Complete and Total Endorsement for his re-election. He will never let you down!” Trump said.
Although winning 70% of the vote in the general election last year, the Trump name doesn’t always guarantee success.
Both Trump and his son Donald Trump, Jr. cheered against Cheney when the House held a vote to determine if she should keep her post in Republican leadership. She won handily, 145 – 61.
Donald Trump, Jr. was a main supporter for a bill before the Wyoming Legislature which could have made it more difficult for Cheney to be re-elected as it would have mandated a runoff if any candidate didn’t receive more than 50% of the vote.
And now Trump has let it be known that Cheney is his top target for defeat in the upcoming 2022 primary election season in Wyoming.
On Wednesday, Trump said he would announce an endorsement for a candidate against Cheney “soon.”
That announcement came shortly after Cheney announced a record-setting quarterly fundraising effort that saw her campaign haul in more than $1.5 million.