Republican Dave Brat brought in some big money since defeating House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorGOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House Feehery: The governing party 'Release the memo' — let's stop pretending that Democrats are the defenders of the FBI MORE (R-Va.) in their early June primary — including donations from a few conservative lawmakers.

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 GohmertGOP lawmaker: ‘Mueller should be fired’ Hispanic Caucus lashes out at Gohmert over Cesar Chavez comments 13 House Republicans call on Sessions to appoint second special counsel 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 GriffithHouse passes 'right to try' drug bill House fails to pass 'right to try' bill amid Dem objections Trust the people and the states on cannabis 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.