Jul 13, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Liz Cheney outraised Elise Stefanik in Q2, breaking quarterly record

Liz Cheney speaks at a podium.
Rep. Liz Cheney speaks after she was voted out as chair of the House Republican Conference on May 12, 2021. Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) set a second straight fundraising record last quarter, bringing in $1.88 million from April to June, Fox News reports.

Why it matters: The impressive haul, an increase from the record-setting $1.5 million Cheney brought in during the first three months of the year, came during the period in which she was ousted as House GOP conference chair for her criticism of former President Trump.

  • Cheney raised more than Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), who replaced her as the No. 3 House Republican in May and raised $1.5 million in Q3, according to Politico.
  • Cheney's fundraising totals this cycle have already passed the $3 million she brought in during the entire 2020 cycle. She told Fox on Tuesday that she has $2.85 million cash on hand as of the end of June, double the $1.43 million she had three months ago.

The big picture: Cheney was thrust into the center of an internal GOP feud after she sided against Trump over his baseless claims of voter fraud in the wake of the 2020 election.

  • She then became one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, which she has called "the most egregious violation of an oath of office of any president in our history."
  • Cheney has continued to be outspoken against Trump's influence in the GOP and has committed to running for re-election, but will undoubtedly face a well-funded primary challenge in Wyoming.

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