Bouchard Not Dropping Out Despite Campaign Donation Slowdown

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Congressional candidate state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, has no intention of dropping out of the race, despite a significant slowdown of donations to his campaign fund.

Bouchard campaign spokeswoman April Poley told Cowboy State Daily on Tuesday that the senator was not currently focused on fundraising, but on other, more pressing issues.

“He is focused on several state issues right now, primarily the sexual harassment issue in the Wyoming National Guard, COVID mandates and red flag gun laws,” Poley said.

A “red flag” gun law is one that allows police or family members to petition a court for an order to temporarily confiscate a person’s firearms.

Bouchard came in fourth for campaign fundraising for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat in the third quarter of the year with $65,560, putting his total campaign donations for the year at $526,600.

Federal Election Commission reports show U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney received $1.7 million between July 1 and Sept. 30, followed by Harriet Hageman, who raised $301,921 even though she did not join the race until early September, with less than one month to go in the fundraising reporting cycle.

State Rep. Chuck Gray, who stepped out of the race when Hageman announced her candidacy and won the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, collected $113,195 during the quarter.

Poley said that Hageman should have raised even more money in September because of the national attention she received with her endorsement by Trump.

Bouchard raised $334,451 in the first quarter of 2021 and $213,327 in the second.

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