(FreedomBeacon.com)- In an event that was expected for months now, Liz Cheney officially lost her re-election bid for a seat on the House of Representatives.
The incumbent representative from Wyoming lost by a lot to fellow Republican Harriet Hageman in the GOP primary in her state. Hageman, an attorney, had the backing of former President Donald Trump.
Cheney becomes the latest member of the 10 Republicans in the House who voted to impeach Trump who has gone down in flames in a primary election. But, Cheney is by far the most recognizable.
In addition to being a harsh critic of Trump’s for quite some time now, she is serving as the vice chair of the House’s special committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021.
Now, following her defeat at the polls in Wyoming, she won’t be serving on that committee or the House at all starting next November.
In a concession speech the night of the election, Cheney said:
“This primary election is over. But, now the real work begins.”
What that “real work” will be is up for debate. Many people believe that Cheney has her sights set on potentially challenging Trump directly in a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024. While she has shrugged off questions about a presidential run in the past, she seemed to allude to it in her concession speech this week when she said:
“The great and original champion of our part, Abraham Lincoln, was defeated in elections for the Senate and the House before he won the most important election of all. Lincoln ultimately prevailed. He saved our union and he defined our obligation as Americans for all of history.”
That certainly sounded like she was referring to future plans to run for president.
Another nod to that is that Cheney has already filed campaign paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a leadership PAC she’s calling “The Great Task.” Even the name of the PAC is a nod to Lincoln, who said during his famous Gettysburg speech that there was a “great task” facing America.
Cheney obviously has plans to continue speaking out against Trump, even after she leaves Washington. But, would she stand a real chance in an election?
According to the polls, she wouldn’t.
A poll conducted by Morning Consult earlier this month showed that Cheney is way down on the list of candidates that voters would like to support for the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
Trump led that poll, with 56% of the votes. Next up, but way down the list support-wise, was Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with 18% of the vote. In third was former Vice President Mike Pence, who received 8% of the vote.
Cheney actually came next on the list, tied with Utah Senator Mitt Romney, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. All four of those potential candidates, though, garnered only 2% of the vote each.
So, in other words, even though Cheney is making some noise at the microphone, she’s unlikely to make enough noise at the polls in a hypothetical run for president.