Republican Dave Brat brought in some big money since defeating House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorRyan seeks to avoid Boehner fate on omnibus GOPers fear trillion-dollar vote is inevitable Insiders dominate year of the outsider 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 GohmertGOP rep calls Clinton 'mentally impaired' GOP rep: Trump ‘courageous’ for giving Cruz speech GOP bill would block undocumenteds from military service 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 GriffithSenators express 'grave concerns' about ObamaCare 'bailout' Overnight Healthcare: Official hints at talks with ObamaCare insurers | Companies brace for 'Cadillac tax' Official hints at settlement talks with ObamaCare insurers MORE (R-Va.) and Robert HurtRobert HurtOvernight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to Va. redistricting plan Supreme Court weighs legality of Virginia redistricting 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.