WASHINGTON, D.C. — From April to June, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) set a second straight quarterly fundraising record for her 2022 re-election campaign.
Across the last three months, the campaign generated $1.88 million in fundraising, a record-breaking metric. In the first three months of the year, the Congresswoman hauled in $1.5 million, setting the record at the time.
The largest spike in donations during the second quarter occurred in May following Cheney’s floor speech on the evening before she was ousted from Republican party leadership. This was due in part to her vote to impeach former President Trump as a staunch critic of his policies. Cheney is the highest-profile of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January.
In the second quarter, the campaign saw donations from some first-time prominent donors. Former Republican Sen. Judd Gregg, former Republican Rep. Francis Rooney and GOP strategist Karl Rove were among those who contributed. Additionally, major Republican donors August Busch IV and Phil Anschutz also contributed according to a campaign spokesperson.
“Liz Cheney is standing up for the Constitution, for conservative values, and for the rule of law. As these fundraising numbers make clear, she has robust support in this fight,” Kevin Seifert, a Cheney political adviser said to the Casper Star-Tribune.
“Liz is demonstrating the type of effective, principled leadership that Wyoming deserves from its Representative. She will continue to fight the Biden Administration’s overreach and articulate how Republicans can offer a better way forward for the nation. It’s encouraging to have so many join her effort,” said Seifert.
Cheney’s preliminary fundraising numbers suggest that her 2022 campaign carries weighty implications. When Cheney last ran in 2020, she raised $3 million over the entire course of the election, meanwhile, the campaign has already hauled in $3.5 million.
In Wyoming, Cheney has not been exempt from criticism and backlash. Since her vote to impeach former President Trump, these record-setting numbers are indicative that her stance regarding his policies may not significantly harm her likelihood of capturing Wyoming’s sole House seat in the 2022 election.
Tomorrow, more in-depth campaign finance numbers will be released to the public.