Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has officially endorsed Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) in her reelection campaign. This is the first time a Wyoming Republican has officially placed their support with someone of the opposing party during a midterm election.
In a statement released by Cheney, she said that she was “proud to endorse Elissa Slotkin.” She also added that the two had previously served together on the Armed Services Committee and that from her experience Elissa is a committed public servant that is always looking to do the best she can for those she represents and the country.
The two are now scheduled for an appearance on Nov. 1 during an event called “Evening for Patriotism and Bipartisanship.”
Slotkin, a second-term congresswoman representing Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, is currently facing a competitive election as she is running in the redrawn Michigan 7th Congressional District. In her election, she is facing Sen. Thomas Barrett, who is one of the Republicans who have doubted the validity of the 2020 presidential election results.
According to FiveThirtyEight, Slotkin appears to be leading the poll with 50.7 percent against Barrett’s 46.6 percent.
Cheney, who has now endorsed Slotkin, lost her own primary against a Trump-allied Republican and has since then said she would be willing to campaign on behalf of the Democrats in this campaign.
She has also said that she would “absolutely” vote for a Democrat in Arizona as she wouldn’t support a candidate who has backed former President Trump’s claims of a stolen presidential election.