television show star actor kevin costner yellowstoneShe faced a challenge from Donald Trump-backed Harriet Heijman as she supported Representative Liz Cheney’s re-election bid.
Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, turns to former President Trump after the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol building – when a crowd of his supporters failed to force Congress to block President Joe Biden’s victory The effort rioted — and has since become one of Trump’s staunchest critics in the GOP.
While his stance has earned him support from many moderates and Democrats, who praise his willingness to buck his own party, he has found himself at odds with many voters in Wyoming’s large congressional district, which has voted for Trump. Supported more than 26 points. , Trump’s massive victory in the state made it the most conservative state in the 2020 presidential election.
But on Monday, Cheney revealed a new celebrity endorsement, tweeting a photo of Costner wearing a white T-shirt that read, “I’m all for Liz Cheney.”
Costner Stars in Paramount Television Drama yellowstoneIt is named for the famous Yellowstone National Park which is located in parts of Wyoming and Montana.
“Real Men Put the Country Above the Party,” Cheney tweeted with photo,
Political Thoughts of Kevin Costner
Despite his support for Cheney, Costner no longer considers himself a Republican. Earlier in his life, Costner was considered a Republican, but has supported Democrats since the 1990s. In fact, he endorsed Pete Buttigieg, then the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and now the Secretary of Transportation, during the 2020 Democratic primary—later backing the election campaign of President Joe Biden.
“I think we really should have a president for both sides,” he said Said in a 2020 interview with Diversity, “And those who don’t vote for Biden, if Biden wins it’s essential that they address what they’re concerned about. I think they have the level of bandwidth to understand that group that doesn’t vote for him.” He needs attention, he has his own concerns and we have to consider it.”
In an interview with 2020 The Daily BeastCostner said he goes “back and forth” on his votes and called Trump “dangerous.”
“The Democratic Party doesn’t represent everything I think, and neither does the Republican Party right now—at all. So, I find it very limited,” he said.
What polls say about Cheney’s re-election bid
Despite Costner’s endorsement, Cheney is in for a tougher FIR against Hejman, who has been endorsed and stumped by Trump. Cheney vented his anger after refusing to embrace or support his claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen due to widespread voter fraud. He is one of two Republicans to sit on the congressional committee investigating the riots—the other, Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger, opted not to run for re-election.
Polls have found him struggling to win majority support in the Republican primary. a survey conducted by Casper Star-Tribune From July 7 to 11, Heijman found Cheney leading by 22 points. It found that Hejman received 52 percent of support, while Cheney garnered only 30 percent of support from potential Republican primary voters.
Wyoming voters will decide between Cheney and Hejman on August 16. Whoever wins the primary will be the overwhelming favorite in the equality state.