Rep. Devin Nunes raised $2.7 million in the second quarter, counting funds collected by all political committees under his control, with the California Republican’s 2022 reelection campaign set to report a $1.1 million haul with $11.5 million in cash on hand.
Nunes, the top Republican on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, is raising the majority of his money from grassroots donors who give in small amounts online or through the mail — part of a deliberate shift away from relying on contributions from lobbyists and corporate political action committees.
Nunes altered his fundraising strategy earlier this year after some lobbyists and corporate PACs stopped donating to Republicans who objected to President Joe Biden’s victory in certification votes held Jan. 6. However, the strength of his national grassroots fundraising operation accelerated during former President Donald Trump’s tenure.
Information about Nunes’s second-quarter fundraising and strategy was shared with the Washington Examiner by sources close to the congressman’s operation.