By Corinne Murdock |
On Sunday, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) announced that she would work through a new PAC to defeat Trump-endorsed candidates, which she equated with “election deniers,” come November. Cheney, who voted to impeach the former president and headed the controversial January 6 Committee, lost her primary race last week.
Within hours of losing the primary, Cheney converted her campaign committee into a PAC, “The Great Task,” consolidated with its predecessor, “Great Task PAC.” That PAC is starting out with over $15 million.
Cheney discussed her plan in an interview with ABC on Sunday. She said that her January 6 Committee work offered a “tremendous contribution” to her ongoing effort to “educate the American people” on the 2020 election.
“I’m going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election deniers,” said Cheney. “[W]e’ve got election deniers that have been nominated for really important positions all across the country. And I’m going to work against those people, I’m going to work to support their opponents[.]”
Cheney named her new PAC after a phrase President Abraham Lincoln used in his Gettysburg Address. She also likened herself to Lincoln in her concession speech last week. Cheney has also teased a future presidential run, though she didn’t confirm to ABC on Sunday whether that would be as a Republican or independent.
Arizona’s Trump-endorsed candidates are Blake Masters (U.S. Senate), Kari Lake (Governor), Mark Finchem (Secretary of State), Abraham Hamadeh (Attorney General), David Farnsworth (State House), Anthony Kern (State Senate), Wendy Rogers (State Senate), Robert Scantlebury (State Senate), and Janae Shamp (State Senate).
One of the top independent donors to Cheney’s Great Task PAC was James (Jim) Kennedy, chairman of Arizona’s top communications provider, Cox Enterprises, who gave $10,800.
Several days before her primary election, Cheney issued a final campaign video titled “The Great Task,” to criticize Trump and election critics as supportive of a “cancerous lie.”
“No one who understands our nation’s laws, no one with an honest, honorable, genuine commitment to our Constitution would say that [the 2020 election was rigged and stolen],” said Cheney.