Cheney Beats Hageman For Out-Of-State $$, Hageman Beats Cheney In State $$, Bouchard Trails

FEC reports show Hageman is dominating Cheney when it comes to funding from in-state donors while Cheney is doing the same with out-of-state donors. Anthony Bouchard's fundraising efforts have all but dried up.

Leo Wolfson

July 19, 20224 min read

Collage Maker 19 Jul 2022 03 42 PM
(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Out-of-state money continues to pour into the Republican U.S. House race between frontrunners Rep. Liz Cheney and Harriet Hageman, but Hageman had a much more successful second quarter when it came to individual contributions from Wyoming voters.

Federal Election Commission reports show Hageman is dominating Cheney when it comes to funding from in-state donors, raising nearly three times as much as the incumbent over the duration of the campaign with $993,252, about 25% of her total campaign funding. Cheney has earned $338,628 from Wyoming donors.

California Gold

California continues to be the largest donor pool for Cheney with $1.2 million coming to her from the Golden State over the course of the campaign, $290,742 of that in the second quarter of the year. 

In the second quarter, which ran from April 1 through June 30, Wyoming contributors gave Cheney $83,292 while Virginia donors gave her $84,386. 

Virginia, the state where Cheney spent a significant portion of her life before moving to Wyoming, has given her $828,537 over the course of the campaign. Cheney has received a total of $308,628 from Wyoming residents. 

Wyoming residents gave Hageman $450,158 in the second quarter of the year. It was a record quarter for Hageman’s in-state fundraising efforts, increasing her campaign’s share of in-state contributions by 11%. Wyoming is the largest funding source for the Hageman campaign. 

Florida has been Hageman’s biggest source of out-of-state funding with $303,218. She made $91,235 from Florida in the second quarter. 

Melinda Gates, former wife of billionaire Bill Gates, gave $5,800 to Cheney’s campaign, one of three people to give the maximum contribution to Cheney in the second quarter. Eight people gave Hageman a $5,800 contribution during the second quarter. 

Fellow GOP House candidate state Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, is in third place for campaign funding in the race with a total of $620,474 raised. 


Bouchard’s campaign donations have been dwindling since Hageman entered the race and received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Bouchard only received $8,578 in the second quarter. 

On the Democrat side, Lynette GreyBull is the only candidate who has submitted finance information for the second quarter. Her reports showed her raising $500 in the second quarter, which is her total for the entire campaign. She has spent $2,257. 


A new major political action committee has also entered the race on behalf of Hageman, according to FEC reports. Save Wyoming gave $115,544 to her campaign. The PAC is based in Cheyenne, but Massachusetts resident Jason Young is listed as its treasurer. It has raised $184,050 since it started in May. It is associated with former President Donald Trump’s Save America PAC. 

Save America gave $5,000 directly to the Hageman campaign in December and $500,000 to Wyoming Values in April, a PAC working on Hageman’s behalf. 

Secretary of State Ed Buchanan gave $500 to Save Wyoming. Casper resident Doris McMurry was the largest contributor to the group with $17,000, while Ron McMurry gave $10,800. 

State legislative candidates Bob Ide ($1,500) and Ben Hornok ($500) also gave to the PAC, as did former state legislator Marti Halverson, who gave $2,000.

Great Task PAC, working on behalf of Cheney, gave $154,600 to her campaign in the second quarter. Two contributors gave the maximum $10,800 to the PAC during the quarter. The PAC has spent $1.02 million since August 2021.

Cheney has received $904,445 directly from outside PACs and other campaigns, while Hageman’s campaign has directly received $133,700. The House Freedom Fund PAC gave $55,988 directly to the Hageman campaign in the second quarter. 

Hageman has raised $3.8 million during the campaign and spent $2.6 million. Cheney has raised $13.06 million and spent $6.2 million, leaving her with $6.9 million in cash on-hand.

While $6.9 million might seem substantial, it does not amount to much in a presidential race. Some have speculated Cheney might run for president in 2024, possibly against Trump, who has $101 million in his PAC.

A Tampa Bay publication has announced that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, seen as a possible presidential candidate as well, has raised $56.2 million in his campaign for re-election as governor.

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Leo Wolfson

Politics and Government Reporter