In mid January, GOP lawmakers had the opportunity to impeach Donald Trump. And if they did choose to impeach the former president, he would never be able to run for public office again. In the end, only 17 Republican congresspeople and senators chose to punish Trump for inciting an insurrection.
And those Republicans immediately had targets painted on their back. Trump has promised to find primary challengers for all of them. But it looks like plenty of these lawmaker’s constituents were happy with their actions as a number of them saw big boosts in fundraising this quarter.
Liz Cheney, who seems to be Trump’s biggest target, took in a $1.9 million. Her two potential primary opponents both raised under $500,000.
Adam Kinzinger, who was maybe Trump’s fiercest GOP critic, raised a total of $800,000. He is a safe bet to remain in his seat in the very blue state of Illinois.
Anthony Gonzalez, a former pro football player and Ohio Republican was recently slammed by Trump during a rally. The former president’s hand picked opponent, Max Miller, failed to beat Gonzalez in fundraising this quarter.
And Lisa Murkowski, the Alaska senator who frequently voted against Trump, raised over $1 million this quarter, doubling the total of opponent Kelly Tshibaka.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.