Cheney raised more money in large contributions than did Enzi, according to CRP. Eighty-nine percent of her third-quarter money came from people making donations larger than $200. And much of that came from outside the state of Wyoming 72 percent , to be precise.
Unsurprisingly for the daughter of a former vice president, Cheneys donor list was high-profile. A perusal of the third-quarter FEC listing shows dad Dick Cheney and mom Lynne Cheney each maxed out on their daughter's campaign, giving her $2,600 apiece for her primary campaign against Enzi, and $2,600 for a general election campaign that now will not occur.
Other donors who gave the maximum allowed include former President George W. Bush, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Joyce Rumsfeld, Mr. Rumsfeld's wife. Also donating were Michael Mukasey, who served Mr. Bush as attorney general; Donald Evans, secretary of Commerce under President George H.W. Bush; and Mary Matalin, who served as a consultant to both Bush presidents. General rich person/Republican backers T. Boone Pickens, August Busch III, and Richard DeVos gave Cheney money , as well.
She was a regular panelist on FNSunday with Chris Wallace along with Scott Brown and Britt Hume all last year.
That tells us who she gets along with.
Those of us watching this race from INSIDE WYOMING have known this all along. We’ve heard that the money was being wheeled in from DC and out of state interests.
This was a race of a home-grown politician (Enzi) vs. the Beltway (Lizzie Cheney). That’s it.
That Hannity jumped in on Cheney’s side is a VERY important indication that either Hannity isn’t the down-home conservative that he claims to be, or that Hannity is even dumber than he sounds on the air.
I prefer the latter explanation myself, because I’ve never once heard the man say anything intelligent or proffer anything resembling competent analysis of any political situation.
T. Boone Pickens, eh? That great conservative hero. How interesting.