Cheney, who was ousted as House Republican Conference chair in May, earned $1.7M in the past three months
Wyoming fundraising representative Liz Cheney gets a boost for topping former President Trump’s most wanted list of targeted Republican politicians.
Cheney, the most high-profile of the 10 House Republicans who voted in January to impeach Trump for fueling the Capitol rebellion, raised $1.7 million during fundraising during the third quarter of July-September.
The Congresswoman’s record fundraising over the past three months is $1.9 million that she brought in during the second quarter of April-June and $1.5 million raised during the first three months of the year. Cheney’s campaign reports about $3.7 million in cash on hand. of wyoming Casper Star Tribune The campaign was the first to report the cash number.
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Cheney’s senior campaign adviser Amy Edmonds said, “Rep. Cheney continues to receive a historic level of support as she upholds her oath of the Constitution, distributing to people represented in Wyoming, and Republicans. Presenting a serious path for the party.” a statement. “She is humbled that so many people stand with her in this fight and she will never waver in her commitment to Wyoming or her determination to do what is right for our country.”
Cheney is likely to join his war chest next week as former President George W. Bush heads a fundraiser in Dallas, Texas. Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served as Bush’s vice president during his two terms (2001–2009) in the White House.
Trump has launched a full court press to defeat Cheney as she represents the entire state of Wyoming in the House for a fourth two-year term next year. Last month he endorsed one of the candidates he hopes to defeat Cheney in next year’s Republican primary. The former president endorsed lawyer and former gubernatorial candidate Harriet Heijman, writing in a release issued by his Political Action Committee that “Harriet is all in for America first.”
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Cheney, a longtime vocal GOP critic of the then-president, came under verbal attack by Trump and his allies immediately after the impeachment vote, but in February he easily stymied an attempt by Trump loyalists in the House to dump him from his leadership position. crushed. House Republican Conference Chair.
Trump continued to target Cheney as well as the other nine House Republicans who voted for him and seven GOP senators who voted to convict the now-former president in his impeachment trial in February. And in May he was ousted from his No. 3 House GOP Republican leadership position.
Cheney has been very vocal in stressing the importance of protecting the country’s democratic process, and in May gave a well-covered speech in the House chamber about putting the love and defense of the country above partisan politics. He is one of only two Republicans currently serving on a special committee convened by House Democrats to investigate the rebellion at the Capitol.
After Trump painted Cheney last month as “the Democrats’ number one provider of soundbites,” he fired back on Twitter, “Here’s a sound bite for you: Bring it on.”
After extending their endorsement, Trump and his allies successfully urged some, but not all, other anti-Cheyney candidates to pull out of the primary and unite around Hejman.