Cheney campaign sees second-highest fundraising quarter

By Victoria Eavis, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange
Posted 10/14/21

Rep. Liz Cheney’s House reelection campaign enjoyed its second-biggest fundraising quarter ever this summer, a Cheney aide told the Star-Tribune.

Cheney’s campaign raised just over …

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Cheney campaign sees second-highest fundraising quarter

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Rep. Liz Cheney’s House reelection campaign enjoyed its second-biggest fundraising quarter ever this summer, a Cheney aide told the Star-Tribune.

Cheney’s campaign raised just over $1.7 million during the third quarter, which runs from July to September.

Although she did not break her all-time fundraising record of roughly $1.9 million, which she achieved in the second quarter of 2021, the $1.7 million represents the second-most she has raised in a three-month period.

The Cheney campaign has now collected over $5 million this year and ended the third fundraising quarter with nearly $3.7 million in cash-on-hand (essentially, money it has available to spend), the aide said.

A Cheney fundraiser is planned with former President George W. Bush for early next week. It will be Bush’s first campaign event of the 2022 midterms, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Cheney has criticized Trump for lying about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and the role he played in encouraging the insurrection, making her one of Trump’s primary targets over the last few months. She has not backtracked in her beliefs, even as she was censured by the Wyoming Republican Party and had several county-level parties vote to no longer recognize her as their Republican representative.

Cheney’s unrelenting criticism of Trump has prompted a tough reelection challenge, with several GOP candidates announcing runs for her seat. During the third quarter, Trump chose Wyoming lawyer and former gubernatorial candidate Harriet Hageman as his candidate. Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, Denton Knapp, Marissa Selvig and Robyn Belinksey are also in the race. 

The rest of their quarter three fundraising numbers, as well as a fuller picture of Cheney’s numbers, will be released later this week and early next week.

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