Trump is Continuing His Midterm Election Revenge Spree 

Trump’s campaign to oust anyone who supported his impeachment, or did not support his attempt to overturn the legitimate 2020 election, is in full speed as primary elections continue. 

Ousting congressional Republicans not to Trump’s liking is facing its last major test in the primary season today, as Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski face challengers backed by the former president.

Today’s primaries have three of the best-known women in the Republican Party on ballots today, and experts say at least one is highly unlikely to make it onto November ballots. 

U.S. Representative Cheney, who has played a key role in the congressional probe of the Jan. 6, 2021, deadly insurrection on the Capitol by Trump supporters, is expected to lose her Wyoming primary to Trump-backed Harriet Hageman, according to the latest opinion polls.

U.S. Senator Murkowski of Alaska’s fate is less clear. The state’s nonpartisan primary format allows the top four vote-getters to advance to the Nov. 8 general election, which could bring a possible rematch of Murkowski and Trump-backed Kelly Tshibaka.

Also in Alaska, former Gov. Sarah Palin is trying for a comeback in the open race for the state’s sole seat in Congress, last held by Don Young, who died in March. Palin was John McCain’s notoriously game-changing running mate in 2008. Palin was an early supporter of Trump and earned his endorsement.

Both of the states, Wyoming and Alaska, are reliably Republican. This means it is highly unlikely that either will end up playing a major role in deciding whether President Joe Biden’s Democrats lose their current majorities in Congress. 

Republicans are expected to easily retake the House and also have a good chance of winning control of the Senate.

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