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CBS News Project Principal Liz Cheney, one of the former President Donald Trump's most vehement critics, said in Wyoming's Republican primary that Trump He lost to Harriet Hedgeman, who had supported him. 

In a concession speech Tuesday night, Cheney believed he could have won the primary, but only if he "would have followed President Trump's lies about the 2020 election." It was a road I couldn't take," he said. And it doesn't take. 

"There is no seat or office in this country more important than the principles we have all sworn to uphold. I was well aware of the consequences," Cheney said. She, before adding that she admitted to calling Hagemann. 

"Now the real work begins," she said Cheney.

"We must be very vigilant about the threats we face and what it takes to defeat them. I Since January 6,we will do whatever it takes to ensure that Donald Trump never comes near the Oval Office again," she said. } Election 2022

Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, speaking at a primary day rally in Jackson, Wyoming, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. Cheney said: Lost in the primary to challenger Harriet Hageman. Jae C. Hong/AP

She told CBS News' Robert Costa on Tuesday that the  primary election "won't end well before the polls closed." 

Cheney added that he has no regrets about the campaign he is undertaking. I am very proud of all the work I have done and truly understand and recognize that nothing is more important than upholding our Constitution. 

She looked beyond the congressional campaign to the battle it has waged to hold Trump accountable for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. We are facing a moment when our democracy is indeed under attack and threat. 

Cheney added that he has no regrets about the campaign he is undertaking. "I am extremely proud of all the work I have done with the people of Wyoming over the past six years, and truly understand that nothing is more important than upholding our Constitution, 

After Hageman was predicted to be the winner, Trump congratulated her on Truth Social, calling her victory "very conclusive." rice field.

Cheney is one of the last of ten Republicans to vote to impeach Trump to face a major challenge. Only two of her 10 wins and they advance to the general election in November. Four decided to retire or not run for re-election, and three others lost or conceded to their primary challengers. 

But Cheney was once the #3 Republican in the House of Representatives leadership, and his father was former Dick Dick. Vice President Cheneywas one of Trump's most outspoken opponents in the House. She is the deputy chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, and is one of only her two Republicans on the committee. 

Wyoming Republicans saydenounced her anddisavowed her Did. This is mostly a symbolic move. Nationally, House Republicans typically back the incumbent, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has followed Trump in favor of Hageman.

Hageman is a former Trump critic who endorsed Senator Ted Cruz in the 2016 election. But now she has accepted his support and his baseless allegations that the 2020 election was stolen. Despite his rising profile, he hasnot closed the door to the 2024 presidentialelection. Some anti-Trump Republican supporters acknowledge that Republicans like Cheney have a free road in 2024, but the recentMorning Her Consults public opinion on the 2024 primary In the poll, her approval rating stood at just 2% of hers.

Another of her Trump opponents, Lisa of Alaska Her Senator Markowski, her one of seven Republican senators who voted to impeach Trump in person and participating in the polls on Tuesday. But Markowski has at least two factors in her: Alaska has an open primary system, with the top four vote-getters advancing to her November general election, and the state won't vote for her. Introducing Ranked Choice Voting for the 2020 General Election.

Murkowski, also from a powerful political dynasty, has previously returned from her political graveyard. He was first nominated to the seat in 2002 and elected in 2004. Markowski lost the primary in 2010 but became the first U.S. Senator to win as a write-in candidate in over 50 years. . She won her reelection easily in 2016, but in 2018 she found herself at odds with Trump, including Supreme Court Justice Brett who voted against Kavanaugh. . Sarah Palin on the ballot. Palin was the top vote-getter in her June primary, which saw 48 people enter. This seat had been open since many years of parliament. Don Young died in March

but in a July Alaska Survey Research poll ranked Simulated rounds of choice voting, estimating Palin would be eliminated in first round of general election redistribution

Tuesday's top race for votes ends in January serve the remainder of his term. All three of her candidates to be voted on Tuesday will be on the ballot in November's general election.