Wyoming state senator Anthony Bouchard, a Republican who is opposing Rep. Liz Cheney for her House Seat, said to Fox that he raised over $500.00 for its campaign after she voted to prosecutor former President Donald Trump.
“My campaign has reached half a million, and by the end of the year we are going for one million dollars,” Bouchard stated to Fox News in a statement.
Bouchard raised almost $330,000 before the deadline of April 15 and reached $400,000 before the beginning of May. This indicates that funds continued to pour at a constant rate even after his candidacy in January was launched.
This was a major step forward for Bouchard who was the greatest fundraiser amongst Cheney, R. Wyo’s competitors and one of the most successful fundraisers among the group of chief Republicans in the House who voted to prosecute the former president. The only person who collected more money was Max Miller, former Trump assistant, who Trump backed his candidacy against Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, RO.
Sen. Anthony Bouchard, Wyoming State Senator, Renaissance Rep. Liz Cheney challenged, talks to supporters following a demonstration against Cheney in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on 28 January 2021. (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images photo )
But the funding of Bouchard is paltry compared to Cheney’s. From January through March, the incumbent earned $1.54 million. This was five times the amount she raised two years earlier, highlighting the fact that a large amount of support for or opposition to Trump may contribute to stimulating contributions for a campaign.
Even after Trump’s trial, Cheney continues to stress that she does not think he should have a part in the Republican Party’s future. She repeatedly contested her misconceptions about the robbery of the presidential election.
These statements sowed tension in the House GOP caucus when minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, wanted to tackle trump fencing before 2022, and many members still consider themselves strong allies of Trump.
Cheney withstood an effort to remove her from her job in February, before being finally terminated over last month’s resistance to Trump as Chairman of the House of GOP.
Trump-branded Cheney “awful for our country and awful for himself” and claimed that he would back one of the main contenders, but did not do so yet.
For her part, Cheney now casts herself as one of the leaders of the Republican Party anti-Trump campaign following her retirement from the leadership of the Republican House.
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., talks at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on February 27, 2020, in National Harbor, Maryland at the Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Because of her opposition to former President Donald Trump, Cheney was removed from her job as Chair of the House Republican Conference in 2021. (Alex Wong/Getty Images photograph)
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She told NBC, “Bring on,” when questioned about Trump’s and his supporters’ willingness to support a key opponent to remove her from the house seat. “As I said, I welcome this discussion if they believe they will come into Wyoming and argue that the people of Wyoming should vote for someone loyal to Donald Trump about someone committed to the Constitution.”
“I believe it is extremely vital for us to be a truth-based party. In an interview on “Special Report I believe it is necessary for us to recognize the danger which the former President makes and which the menace continues,” she said “On the news of Fox.
Wyoming State Rep. Chuck Gray and lawyer Darin Smith are among the potential rivals of Cheney in the Wyoming Republican Primary.
Bouchard’s campaign struck a bump late last month when he revealed that he had a 14-year-old girl pregnant when he was 18 years old. He stated people were researching the issue in connection with his campaign. Jeremy Adler, Cheney’s spokesman, told Fox News that Cheney’s staff had not “certainly participated” in this chapter of the history of Bouchard.
He and the lady he did not identify were under Bouchard “A lot of pressure, a baby abortion pressure. I’ve got to tell you, I’m not going to do it. And she was neither.” When Bouchard decided not to abort the kid and get married, he remarked, “I did the right thing.”
“This is a statement about how filthy politics truly are. You’re going to stop at nothing, guy, “He said, too. “They are ready to return to something that occurred in my childhood for approximately 40 years.”
Wyoming is seen as a safe seat for any Republican who wins the primary contest.