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Hageman endorses Trump in his 2024 presidential bid

Representative Harriet Hageman speaks to a group of people from behind a podium and in front of her campaign signs.
Courtesy of Hageman for Wyoming

Wyoming U.S. House Rep. Harriet Hageman announced her endorsement of former president Donald Trump in his presidential run in 2024. She called Trump one of the best presidents of her lifetime, and said Republicans must fight against President Joe Biden.

“President Trump stood with me for my election in 2022, and I am proud to stand with him in 2024,” Hageman said in a statement.

In particular, Hageman praised Trump’s support for stricter immigration policies and domestic energy. At a recent town hall in Laramie, she criticized recent inflation statistics, threats from China and migration and drug trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“We don't want to be a third-world country. We don't,” she said. “But that's where this administration is heading with some of these failed policies.”

Hageman was critical of Trump and supported one of his challengers, Ted Cruz, during the 2016 election. However, she has publicly backed the former president in recent years, especially since he endorsed her in her winning campaign against former Rep. Liz Cheney. Last year, she echoed false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

At least one other person has already emerged in what’s expected to be a crowded field of candidates for the 2024 GOP nominee for president. Wyoming senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis have not yet announced their endorsements in the race.

Will Walkey is currently a reporter for Wyoming Public Radio. Through 2023, Will was WPR's regional reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau. He first arrived in Wyoming in 2020, where he covered Teton County for KHOL 89.1 FM in Jackson. His work has aired on NPR and numerous member stations throughout the Rockies, and his story on elk feedgrounds in Western Wyoming won a regional Murrow award in 2021.
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