A conservative super PAC that attacked Republican Liz Cheney throughout her Senate campaign said in a post-mortem memo that her biggest vulnerability was her position on same-sex marriage.
The American Principles Fund released the memo early afternoon. The super PAC, which is run by Sarah Huckabee, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), has accused Cheney of being inconsistent on same-sex marriage. Throughout her campaign Cheney battled with her sister, Mary, on same-sex marriage. Mary, who is openly lesbian, is married to her long-term partner and has two children.
"Cheney's greatest vulnerability from day one was her position on marriage - after we introduced her position on marriage in a statewide television buy her internal numbers collapsed," Huckabee said in an email to TPM. "The message from Wyoming is clear - marriage matters and it's a winning issue. Abandoning traditional marriage can have serious political consequences, particularly in a Republican primary. Going forward APF will be involved mostly in general elections, helping Republicans defeat Democrats, but when there is a clear contrast in a Republican primary, like in WY, we aren't afraid to weigh in and make the contrast for candidates who stand for our values."
Read the memo below:
APF WY Post-mortem