Liz Cheney’s campaign for Wyoming’s sole House seat raised more in the first quarter than any of her opponents, despite Cheney entering the race four weeks late.
Cheney raised $730,258 in the first quarter. The filing period extends from January 1 to March 31 and she entered the race on January 30. She has $625,000 cash on hand. Her closest opponent in fundraising, Wyoming state Rep. Tim Stubson, raised $125,140.
Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, previously mounted an unsuccessfully run 2014 for the Senate. She is currently in a strong position to fill the house seat Rep. [crscore]Cynthia Lummis[/crscore] is vacating.
Cheney raised more money in Wyoming than any other candidate and has more Wyoming donors than any other candidate. She also received contributions from every county in Wyoming and every state in the nation.
When she ran for the Senate previously, she was hampered by accusations of being a “carpet-bagger.” She spent much of her adult life outside of Wyoming and has experience working in President George W Bush’s State Department.
Since entering the race for Congress she has doubled the size of her “campaign leadership team” from 156 to 330 members.