Republican Dave Brat brought in some big money since defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in their early June primary — including donations from a few conservative lawmakers.
Donations came from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and conservative Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), two regular thorns in the side of House GOP leaders.
A pair of Virginia Republicans donated to Brat as well after the primary. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Robert Hurt (R-Va.) both cut checks from their leadership PACs to Brat.
Brat is heavily favored to win this fall in the strongly Republican Richmond-area district.