Hours after Cowboy State Daily revealed U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney smashed her fundraising record during the first quarter of 2021, one of her challengers is making claims about the representative’s backers.
Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, alleged Cheney is being backed by “woke” corporations like Walmart, AT&T and T-Mobile, all of which are trying to keep her in office and “bankrolling her against [Bouchard].”
“The ‘woke’ corporations are lining up behind Liz Cheney — FLOODING her campaign coffers with MILLIONS of dollars. These are the same ‘woke’ corporations trying to shove the Democrats’ far-left agenda down our throats,” Bouchard wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.
According to documents obtained by Cowboy State Daily, Cheney raised $1.54 million during the first quarter of 2021. Of that, more than $1 million came from individual donors.
Bouchard said conservative political analyst Bill Kristol (who Bouchard referred to as a “Democrat”) had donated $50 million to defend “Republicans in name only”.
“Democrat, Bill Kristol pledged $50 million to defend RINOs — like Rep. Liz Cheney. His money is on Billboards dubbed the Republican-Accountability-Project with a “dot gop” address. The Republican Party is silent,” Bouchard wrote.
A search of the Federal Elections Commission database turned up no donations from Kristol to any of Cheney’s campaigns, although Kristol has donated to other conservative figures, such as Texas U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw.
Kristol does head the Republican Accountability Project, though, which was formed in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this year.
Cheney voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in allegedly inciting the riot, which then led Bouchard and Rep. Chuck Gray, R-Casper, to announce their respective congressional campaigns against her.
One tweet from Bouchard on Wednesday addressed Cheney and the former president.
“RINO Liz Cheney says that Donald Trump ‘doesn’t have a role in the future of the GOP.’ — her FEAR is shinning [sic] through. R/T to expose her,” he wrote.
Bouchard also said Cheney was being backed by former Republican leaders.
“DC Swamp TEAM — former Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan helping RINO Liz Cheney stockpile millions in cash. Beltway LOBBYISTS also raising swamp money for their RINO,” he wrote.