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Kevin Costner Goes All In For Embattled January 6 Star Liz Cheney

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Actor Kevin Costner, who backed Pete Buttigieg during the 2020 Democrat primary, has thrown his star power behind Rep. Liz Cheney as she faces an increasingly uphill battle in the Republican Wyoming primary.

“Real men put country over party,” Liz Cheney said in a Twitter post on Monday as she shared a photo of Kevin Costner wearing an “I’m for Liz Cheney” T-shirt.

Even with the Yellowstone star’s endorsement, the former vice president’s daughter has a long way to go if she hopes to win the Republican primary against her opponent Harriet Hageman, who holds a commanding lead of 52 percent over Cheney’s embarrassing 30 percent.

Costner’s endorsements have not exactly carried much weight politically in the past, considering he went all in for Mayor Pete Buttigieg during the Democrat primary.

“The strength he describes isn’t the kind that limits compassion in the name of America,” Costner said of Buttigieg in 2019. “It’s a man who not only understands how the world looks at us, but how history will and how we ought to look at ourselves. And maybe most importantly, I see Pete as a man of his moment and maybe of his time.”… (Read more)