Republican Dave Brat brought in some big money since defeating House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorRyan reelected Speaker in near-unanimous GOP vote Financial technology rules are set to change in the Trump era Trump allies warn: No compromise on immigration MORE (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 GohmertLouie GohmertGohmert: Dems should be grateful they aren’t being punished for sit-in Ryan reelected Speaker in near-unanimous GOP vote GOP rep: Obama 'exactly wrong on everything' 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 GriffithMorgan GriffithUse Holman Rule on federal employees that work full-time for union Adopting old-school rule would show House is serious about reform ObamaCare's risk corridor corruption never ends 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.