Liz Cheney Prepares for Next Act in GOP Where Trump Holds Sway

Wyoming representative says she is ‘thinking’ about 2024 bid

Primary voters hit the polls on Tuesday in Wyoming and Alaska

Voters say Cheney was too focused on Trump

Former President Donald Trump and his loyalists took a victory lap on Tuesday night after it was declared that congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming lost to Republican nominee and Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman.

As her congressional career suffered an unexpected halt, Ms Cheney vowed that she would do whatever it takes to stop Mr Trump from reaching the White House again.

Wyoming has more than 215,000 registered Republicans compared to just 36,000 registered Democrats, according to data from the secretary of state's office.

The roots of Cheney's loss were planted long before Tuesday's primary.

The state's GOP, with no real competition from Democrats, has divided into two factions, with a more moderate establishment wing butting heads with a more conservative faction that has increasingly wrested away control.

Cheney had coasted to reelection since then, largely because she had not broken with conservatives on major issues.