Never Trump Candidate Backed by Kinzinger, Cheney Sees Embarrassing 9th Place Loss in Texas Special Election

Never Trump Candidate Backed by Kinzinger, Cheney Sees Embarrassing 9th Place Loss in Texas Special Election


Never Trump Republican candidate Michael Wood, who was endorsed by Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and received a campaign donation from Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), suffered an enormous defeat in Texas’s Sixth Congressional District special election over the weekend, placing ninth in the race and barely reaching three percent of the vote.

Wood came in behind four other Republicans and four Democrats out of 23 candidates, receiving 3.2 percent, or 2,503 votes out of 78,000 cast.

Wood’s openly Never Trump-themed campaign attracted contributions from Republican congressmembers who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, including Kinzinger, who prominently campaigned on behalf of Wood and even traveled to Texas to meet with him in the leadup to the race.

Cheney, the House GOP Caucus chair who has continuously bucked her party by speaking out against Trump after also voting to impeach him, did not endorse Wood, but reports confirm she contributed financially

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