Cheney Hits Record-Setting Quarterly Fundraising Amount With Over $1.5 Million

This story first appeared on Cowboy State Daily

By Jimmy Orr, Cowboy State Daily

If Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney had a rough start to 2021, it sure wasn’t reflected in fundraising.

According to documents obtained by Cowboy State Daily, Cheney will smash all of her previous quarterly fundraising efforts by raising $1.54 million during the first quarter of 2021.

For context, Cheney raised $321,000 in the first quarter of 2020 — an election year. This quarter’s total represents a five-fold increase in fundraising activity — and in a non-election year.

Also significant is where the money came from, with more than $1 million of the funds coming from individual donors.

This puts Cheney’s cash on hand at $1.43 million — up from $153,000 at the end of 2020.

Cheney political advisor Kevin Seifert told Cowboy State Daily that the increase in fundraising is due to her “effective, principled leadership.”

“Liz is standing up for the Constitution and standing up to the Biden Administration’s partisan overreach, so it’s no surprise her approach is resonating in the form of increased donations,” Seifert said. “She resoundingly won the support of the House Conference in February and she will continue to generate support from those who are concerned with the future of the Republican Party.”

Although the Wyoming Republican Party censured Cheney for her vote to impeach President Trump earlier this year, it hasn’t appeared to stop her activity in the state.

She has participated in a number of high-profile meetings in communities across Wyoming and hasn’t shied away from meeting with the press.

Most recently, Cheney appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation this past Sunday, where she criticized Trump for his remarks over the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago compound. Not only did he condemn his former vice president for certifying the results of November’s general election, but called Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell a “dumb son-of-a-bitch.”

So far two candidates have announced their plans to run against Cheney in the Republican primary in 2022. Wyoming State Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, and State Rep. Chuck Gray, R-Casper, both announced their campaigns earlier this year.

Campaigns and committees are required to file first-quarter financial reports with the FEC by April 15.

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Dennis West
5 months ago

This republican congresswoman from Virginia at least stands by her oath to defend the constitution. Unlike the craven power intoxicated Barrasso and Lummis who only chase the big money and lights of fame and status. They said nothing when the nation’s capital was attacked and an effort was made to overturn a legitimate election. Wyoming’s repubs, who do nothing to solve problems but want to restrict everybody’s individual rights to obey religious fantasy, are probably wishing they never elected this eastern lawyer Fox new commentator. What a party! What a delegation!

Tom Becket
5 months ago

“A fool and his money are soon parted”

Dave Teigland
5 months ago

The money had to come from family members, I can’t imagine anyone else in Wyoming giving money to this “RINO”!

Mitch Smith
5 months ago

She will need every penny! She stands little chance of getting re-elected and needs to go back to Virginia, she isn’t Wyoming and doesn’t represent our Western values.