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Big money Democratic donors, John Bolton PAC donate to anti-Trump Cheney committee

  • October 16, 2021

“I have always supported courageous public servants who put the people over partisanship, which is why I am proud to support Liz Cheney,” Conway said in an email to CNBC on Friday.

The John Bolton PAC, which is run by the former Trump national security advisor, gave $5,000 to the Cheney group in September. Bolton has also become an outspoken critic of Trump since his departure from the administration.

Bolton was also a member of Ronald Reagan’s and George W. Bush’s administrations. Cheney is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served under the younger Bush.

“I strongly support Liz Cheney’s Reaganite ‘peace through strength’ national security views,” Bolton said in a statement given to CNBC on Friday.

Liz Cheney highlighted an upcoming fundraising event with Bush himself in a tweet last month.

CNBC previously reported that many of her top donors, including those with past ties to the Bush administration, have stayed in her corner.

Trump has endorsed Harriet Hageman, an attorney, in the primary battle with Cheney. Politico reports that Hageman’s third quarter fundraising haul includes contributions from megadonors close to Trump, including Peter Thiel and Timothy Mellon. Hageman entered the race in September and, according to Politico, raised around $300,000 in the first three weeks of the campaign.

Cheney’s joint fundraising committee brought in just under $300,000. It helps raise money for Cheney’s 2022 reelection campaign and her leadership PAC, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Cheney’s reelection committee alone raised just over $1.7 million in the third quarter, according to its latest FEC filing.

A spokesman for Cheney did not return a request for comment before publication.

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