George Conway donates to Trump challenger Joe Walsh

George Conway donates to Trump challenger Joe Walsh
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George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayNBC signs Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing Kellyanne Conway after CNN plays George Conway remarks: 'I'm embarrassed for you' MORE donated $5,600 to former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshMichigan GOP attempting to have Trump be only Republican candidate on ballot Weld files to run in GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire Mark Sanford exits GOP presidential primary MORE’s (R-Ill.) primary challenge to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Conway, who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayNBC signs Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing Conway: Trump reacted 'pretty well' to impeachment hearing because 'there was nothing new' MORE but is an outspoken critic of Trump, made the donation to Walsh’s long-shot campaign on Aug. 30, five days after the formal campaign launch, according to the filing. Walsh raised about $129,000 between August and September.

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Conway’s two $2,800 donations are the biggest total single-donor contribution to Walsh’s campaign thus far, although records indicate two cases in Illinois where a married couple each donated $2,800.

Walsh said in September that Conway is informally advising his presidential campaign, in an interview with CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield.

“I am honored to have his advice. I speak with him often. He's a wonderful adviser," Walsh said of Conway. "As far as any formal role with our campaign, I would only be so lucky as to have somebody like George Conway involved."

Conway has also recently expressed his support for impeaching Trump, joining 15 other attorneys on an open letter calling for an “expeditious impeachment investigation" into Trump’s attempts to persuade Ukrainian officials to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Impeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP MORE’s son Hunter Biden.

Walsh is one of three Republican primary challengers to Trump, along with former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldMichigan GOP attempting to have Trump be only Republican candidate on ballot Weld files to run in GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump demands Bidens testify MORE and former Rep. Mark SanfordMark SanfordThe Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field Michigan GOP attempting to have Trump be only Republican candidate on ballot Weld files to run in GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire MORE (S.C.).