Harriet Hageman, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Wyoming, today announced that she has raised more than $1 million for her race against Rep. Liz Cheney less than five months after announcing her campaign. The amount includes fundraising totals for 2021 which she will file with the Federal Election Commission later today. In 2021, Hageman raised more than half of her funds from within Wyoming, a figure that Cheney will not come close to matching.
Hageman was born and raised in Wyoming and learned the value of hard work and loyalty on her family’s ranch outside of Fort Laramie. She has built her career fighting the overreach of the federal government as a Constitutional attorney standing up for water, land, and property rights. Hageman has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and beat Cheney in a state central committee straw poll earlier this month by a lopsided 59-to-6 margin. She has visited all 23 counties in Wyoming, traveling over 9,000 miles, just since announcing her candidacy in September.
Cheney has turned her back on Wyoming as Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked vice chair of the illegitimate January 6th Committee, which is solely focused on tearing down President Trump to draw attention away from Joe Biden’s disastrous administration and damage the Republican Party. The Wyoming Republican Party recently voted to unrecognize Cheney as a member of the party.
“Wyoming deserves to be represented by someone who cares about Wyoming, not someone who is consumed by her own personal war with President Trump,” Hageman said. “I have been to all 23 counties in Wyoming, and I know that the people are desperate for a change. We only get one House seat, and we can’t waste it on someone from Northern Virginia who does all of Nancy Pelosi’s dirty work to distract voters from Joe Biden’s disastrous administration. I am standing for Wyoming First and America First values, which is something that Liz Cheney cannot and will not say.”
Hageman has the support of many who once were with Cheney, including Lynn Friess, a former Cheney donor and widow of longtime GOP supporter Foster Friess.
“Harriet Hageman has Wyoming in her DNA, and as our representative, she will always reflect the views and values of Wyomingites,” Friess said. “I’m excited to support Harriet, and I will be grateful to call her the Congresswoman from Wyoming in November.”
As part of the more than $1 million she has raised, Hageman will show in her FEC filing later today that she raised $745,381 in 2021 after she announced her candidacy on September 9. That includes $443,460 in the fourth quarter of 2021. Her report will show $381,163 cash on hand at the end of 2021, although the actual current amount is higher because of funds raised since the end of the year. More than half of the money raised in 2021 came from within Wyoming.