By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A conservative political analyst told Newsmax recently that he believes Rep. Chuck Gray, R-Casper, can beat U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in next year’s House primary election.
Dick Morris, author, analyst and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, told Newsmax over the weekend that Cheney was a “gone goose,” adding there is no “split” in the Republican party, but instead a divide of 99% versus 1%.
“She’s a dead duck in Wyoming, where there’s very good candidates including a guy named Chuck Gray who I think is going to beat her in the primary,” Morris said.
Six candidates have announced they will run against Cheney in the August 2022 primary race for Wyoming’s lone congressional seat, with more candidates expected to announce their intentions to run later. The latest candidate to announce was Denton Knapp, a retired U.S. Army colonel who has been living in California since 2017.
Gray, R-Casper, announced his run against Cheney following her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump after the riot at and invasion of the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.
Gray and his legislative colleague Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, have both been critical of Cheney’s refusal to stand by Trump.
“Dick Morris hit the nail on the head by calling out Liz Cheney for her betrayal of Republican voters and her refusal to represent the people of Wyoming, who she tricked into voting for her in the first place,” Gray said. “As the polling shows, I am the most likely to beat Cheney in 2022 because I am the only conservative in this race who has the proven record to show that I will fight to defeat the very same radical socialists in Washington, D.C. that Liz has voted with.”
Gray added that his record shows he is the kind of proven conservative fighter who will put Wyoming first that Wyoming Republicans are ready to rally around.
Cheney dominated in the first quarter of 2021 when it came to fundraising, bringing in more than $1.5 million in donations. Bouchard and Gray came in second and third, respectively.