CASPER — U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s House reelection campaign enjoyed its second-biggest fundraising quarter ever this past summer, a Cheney aide told the Casper Star-Tribune. The donations came on the heels of Cheney’s all-time quarterly fundraising record of roughly $1.9 million, which occurred one quarter earlier.
Cheney’s campaign raised just over $1.7 million during the third quarter, which runs from July through September.
Her campaign raked in $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2021, so it has now collected over $5 million this year and ended the third fundraising quarter with nearly $3.7 million in cash on hand, the aide said this week.
“Rep. Cheney continues to receive historic levels of support because she is upholding her oath to the Constitution, delivering for the people she represents in Wyoming, and offering a serious path forward for the Republican Party,” said Amy Edmonds, a senior adviser to the Cheney campaign. “She is humbled that so many are standing with her in this fight and she will never waver in her commitment to Wyoming or her determination to do what’s right for our country.”
Cheney has a fundraiser 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. Cheney’s campaign experienced some of its biggest spikes in donations after the fundraiser announcement and when members of the House Freedom Caucus sought to remove Cheney from the House GOP Conference, Edmonds said.
Since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Cheney has criticized then-President Donald Trump for lying about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and for the role he played in encouraging the insurrection, making her one of Trump’s primary targets over the last few months. She voted to impeach the former president in light of the riot at the Capitol and has not backtracked in her beliefs, even as she was censured by the Wyoming Republican Party. Cheney’s unrelenting criticism of Trump has prompted a tough reelection challenge, with several GOP candidates announcing runs for her seat.