Pro-Trump anger directed at Representative Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach the former president, has helped the Wyoming Republican head into the most profitable campaign fundraising quarter of her career. She has raised $3 million since early 2022, breaking her previous fundraising record.
The two-time lawmaker, who is facing a primary challenger from Donald Trump-backed candidate Harriet Heijman, has raised more than $10 million in the past year, Politico reported on Monday. The massive haul comes including $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2021, $1.9 million in the second quarter, $1.7 million in the third quarter, and $2 million to close 2021 as Cheney grapples with the former president and Trump loyalists. continues to fight. House Republican leadership.
Cheney was one of 10 House Republicans who supported Trump’s second impeachment after the deadly siege at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and now serves on the select committee investigating the violent attack.
Cheney told CNN on April 10 of the ongoing investigation, “I think what we’ve seen is a massive and well-organized and well-planned effort, using a range of tools to reverse the election.” ”
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has been ousted from the House Republican leadership in recent months and condemned by local and national GOP officials.
Cheney is facing a primary challenger on August 16 from Heijman, who served as an adviser to his short-lived 2014 Senate campaign. Hejman was brought in by more than 100 House Republicans last month at a DC fundraiser co-hosted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Republican Conference Chair Alice Stefnik. Stefnick got that leadership position in May 2021 after House Republicans ousted Cheney and Trump lobbied to reward the three-time New York lawmaker for advancing his baseless election fraud claims.
politician informed of That Heijman collected about $215,000 from a program led by the House GOP. Cheney raised $526,000 a few weeks ago in a private fundraiser in Utah by pro-impeachment Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, reports Yahoo News.
Hejman is reported to have $381,000 in hand at the end of 2021.