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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.

Go deeper: House Republicans vote to remove Liz Cheney from leadership

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McConnell: GOP should move past Trump's "rehash" of 2020 election

Former President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell at the White House. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Tuesday that Republicans should be looking to "the future and not the past" when asked about how comfortable he was with the GOP "embracing" former President Trump.

Why it matters: CNN's Manu Raju posed the question after Trump attended a GOP retreat last week, noting that McConnell had said the former president was "morally responsible for provoking the events" on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, per Business Insider.

John Frank, author of Denver
Oct 20, 2021 - Axios Denver

Colorado GOP still looking for a winning U.S. Senate candidate

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

The herd of Republican candidates storming into the U.S. Senate race is kicking up so much dust it's clouding the party's chances of winning a crucial seat in the 2022 election.

State of play: Nine GOP contenders have filed paperwork to run for the party's nomination — and a chance to challenge Sen. Michael Bennet — and more candidates are expected to enter in coming months.

Trump blasts "wacky" GOP Sen. Cassidy after "Axios on HBO" interview

Former President Trump on Monday blasted Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) after he told "Axios on HBO" that he is not sure Trump could win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Driving the news: When told that Trump could be expected to win the nomination, Cassidy jumped in saying: "I don't know that."

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