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Republicans Who Voted to Impeach Trump Saw a Big Boost in Fundraising This Quarter

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.

UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 23: Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center after a meeting with the House Republican Conference on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. They addressed issues including Supreme Court nominations to replace the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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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