Donors with deep pockets flock to support anti-Trump Liz Cheney.
Rep. Liz Cheney, a Republican who is anti-Trump, is unpopular with Republican voters and her party colleagues on Capitol Hill, but she retains at least one strong base of support — big-money donors.
The embattled congresswoman, who faces multiple primary opponents next year, raised a record $1.88 million in the third quarter of 2021, shattering her previous record of $1.5 million set earlier this year.
Cheney (R-Wyo.) was recently appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, an appointment that outraged House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who called it "shocking" and "unprecedented."
Meanwhile, polling indicates that the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is deeply unpopular among Republican voters, with only 15% viewing her favorably in a May poll. According to the poll, she is three times more popular among Democrats.
However, none of this outrage from the right has deterred donors from contributing large sums to her campaign coffers, which currently have $2.58 million on hand to defend her seat.
The haul dwarfs Rep. Elise Stefanik's (R-NY) $1.5 million haul during the same period. Stefanik succeeded Cheney as the House's No. 3-ranking Republican after colleagues became frustrated with her constant attacks on President Trump.
Cheney survived a vote in February to remove her from GOP leadership, but two months later, after she continued to attack not only Trump, but also members of Congress who backed a challenge to the 2020 election results, House GOP members voted her out.