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Cheney raises $1.5M in first quarter

Cheney raises $1.5M in first quarter
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House Republican Caucus Chair Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyWSJ editorial board: 'Purging Liz Cheney for honesty would diminish' GOP Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama Kinzinger backs Cheney on criticism of Republican Party MORE (R-Wyo.) raked in $1.54 million in the first quarter of 2021, marking a fundraising record for the congresswoman. 

The Cowboy State Daily first reported on Wednesday that Cheney has $1.43 million cash-on-hand, up from $153,000 at the end of 2020. 

Cheney's latest fundraising haul comes after she received backlash from her own party for voting to impeach former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump's Facebook ban to stay in place, board rules Trump allies launching nonprofit focused on voter fraud DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. 

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The Wyoming Republican Party censured the congresswoman, and House conservatives tried and failed to oust Cheney from her leadership position earlier this year through a secret-ballot vote. 

A number of Wyoming Republicans backed a proposal aimed at undermining Cheney's chances of keeping her congressional seat last month, but that proposal failed in the state Senate. 

“She will continue to generate support from those who are concerned with the future of the Republican Party," Cheney's political adviser Kevin Seifert told the Cowboy State Daily. 

Cheney faces two primary challengers, state Rep. Chuck Gray and state Sen. Anthony Bouchard. She successfully fought off her primary challenge in 2018, winning with almost 68 percent of the vote, despite having vocally opposed Trump's rhetoric and foreign policy positions.