Republican Dave Brat brought in some big money since defeating House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorEric Cantor: Moore ‘deserves to lose’ If we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE (R-Va.) in their early June primary — including donations from a few conservative lawmakers.

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Brat raised more than $400,000 from May 22 through the end of June, according to his latest campaign finance report. That haul is nearly double what he'd raised during the rest of his campaign.

Donations came from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and conservative Reps. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertThis week: Congress seeks to avoid a shutdown Lawmakers call on Treasury to take tougher stance on Hamas in Qatar Colbert spoofs Louie Gohmert's Uranium One chart MORE (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 GriffithHoward (Morgan) Morgan GriffithRyan sets record for closing down debate in House: report It's time to eliminate the secretive Pharmacy Benefit Manager pricing practices GOP lawmaker: Mexico will pay 'part of the tab' for wall MORE (R-Va.) and Robert HurtRobert HurtDemocrat defeats controversial chair of House Wall Street subpanel Republican groups launch final ad blitz in key House battlegrounds Armed protester stands outside Dem's office for 12 hours MORE (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.