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Harriet Hageman holds first town hall in Gillette as she seeks to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney

U.S. House of Representatives candidate Harriet Hageman held her first town hall event, on March 7th, at the Campbell County Public Library in Gillette as she seeks to unseat incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney in the August Republican primary.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) also spoke at the event. He said that while he normally doesn’t advocate getting involved in other state’s politics, he felt differently after meeting Hageman.

“You’re a great Republican state, you deserve someone who will defend your property rights, will stand up for your God-given liberty, and will not sell out to the foreign intelligence court and all these crazy surveillance agencies that are surveilling Americans and political candidates, and that’s my friend Harriet Hageman,” Paul said.

Approximately 200 attendees turned out for the meeting. Questions that were raised focused on concerns with the current presidential administration, rising inflation, what the future holds for the state’s energy industry, and election integrity issues, among others.

“Here in Wyoming, we have a long history of standing up against an overbearing government,” reads an excerpt from Hageman’s campaign website. “Liz Cheney cast her lot with the Washington, D.C. elites and those who use their power to further their own agenda at our expense. She doesn’t represent Wyoming and she doesn’t represent conservatives. We deserve better. We demand better.”

Hageman and Paul spoke at a rally in Cheyenne on Monday morning as well. Hageman said she hopes to hold more town hall events in the future.

Hugh Cook is Wyoming Public Radio's Northeast Reporter, based in Gillette. A fourth-generation Northeast Wyoming native, Hugh joined Wyoming Public Media in October 2021 after studying and working abroad and in Washington, D.C. for the late Senator Mike Enzi.
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