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Mitt Romney To Fundraise For Liz Cheney At Vaccine-Mandated Occasion


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Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney will fundraise for endangered Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney at a Virginia occasion in March the place attendees are required to be totally vaccinated.

The fundraiser, scheduled for March 14, will likely be held on the house of well-connected Virginia Republicans Bobbie and Invoice Kilberg who opposed then-candidate and businessman Donald Trump in 2016, based on an invite reviewed by The Federalist.

“All attendees should be totally vaccinated towards COVID,” the occasion invite reads for a beneficiary who voted in December to expand the federal authorities’s surveillance monitoring residents’ vaccination standing.

The Kilbergs will host Romney as their featured visitor on the occasion drawing a lineup of outstanding Trump critics together with former Virginia Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Dwight Schar, the billionaire founding father of a homebuilding firm and former finance chair for the RNC, can also be listed as a reputation sponsor. Schar endorsed former Democrat Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe within the state’s gubernatorial race final yr, and has a historical past of financing anti-Trump candidates.

According to monetary filings with the Federal Election Fee (FEC), Schar donated $25,000 to former Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich’s tremendous PAC in 2019 because the failed presidential candidate mulled a major problem to the White Home incumbent. In August, FEC information present Schar gave the maximum individual contribution of $2,900 to Cheney’s re-election committee.

Romney’s deployment to lift cash for Cheney’s aggressive re-election bid comes after the only Republican within the higher chamber that voted for Trump’s conviction in each impeachments defended Wyoming’s at-large congresswoman as she was kicked from Home management.

“Liz Cheney refuses to lie,” Romney wrote simply days earlier than the Home Republican convention overwhelmingly stripped her of chairmanship. Months prior, Cheney was a primary culprit within the unfold of faux information that Trump was complicit with Russian bounties positioned on American troops in Afghanistan.

Whereas Romney’s attendance comes as little shock, one other title does. The occasion invite contains Scooter Libby, who was former chief of employees to Vice President Dick Cheney. Within the spring of 2018, Libby was pardoned by President Trump greater than a decade after Libby was discovered responsible on 4 of 5 felony counts associated to obstruction of justice, perjury, and making false statements to investigators. President George W. Bush commuted Libby’s sentence to keep away from jail time however he was denied a full pardon till Trump got here into workplace.

Cheney’s fundraising with profitable donors in Virginia comes forward of the congresswoman’s most difficult race but, towards Trump-endorsed Wyoming legal professional Harriet Hageman. In 2020, Trump carried Wyoming by 43 points, a wider margin than some other state within the nation.

Cheney’s vehement feud with the previous president, nevertheless, has antagonized Republican voters at house incomes Wyoming’s sole member of the decrease chamber a censure from constituents. In November, the state social gathering voted to now not acknowledge Cheney as Republican.

In three surveys performed because the final election’s aftermath, Cheney didn’t garner greater than 25 % help amongst possible major voters. The at-large congresswoman’s help is way wanting the 40 percent vote share she captured in 2016 to safe her first nomination. In a straw ballot of Home candidates performed by the GOP state central committee Saturday and reported by the Casper Star-Tribune, Hageman defeated Cheney 59 to 6.

Regardless of the headwinds, the daughter of a former vice chairman has nonetheless been capable of elevate colossal funds for the race with an almost $4 million-dollar warfare chest raised partly by assist from blue-dollar donors desperate to spend cash on NeverTrump acolytes. According to a Federalist evaluation of marketing campaign finance experiences in December, Cheney has already raked in upwards of $55,000 from the identical donors who bankrolled the Lincoln Challenge. At Romney’s occasion in Virginia, attendance prices $1,000 per particular person, with VIP reception tickets priced at $10,800 per couple.

In the meantime, FEC filings present Hageman working with some $300,000 readily available.

Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has additionally written for The Washington Examiner and The Every day Sign. His work has additionally been featured in Actual Clear Politics and Fox Information. Tristan graduated from George Washington College the place he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Observe him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at [email protected]

Source: The Federalist

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