With control of the closely divided House and Senate at stake in the 2022 midterm elections, fundraising in the 2021 off-year is already broadcasting intense and expensive campaigns that will consume next year.
Fundraising totals don’t give a complete picture of the state of a campaign or organization, or how things stand in a given race, but they do start to paint a picture of which side has an edge or who is slacking.
Here are three winners and two losers in the April through June second-quarter 2021 fundraising period:
WINNER: Rep. Liz Cheney
Despite being booted from her No. 3 House leadership position, in part over vocal criticism of former President Donald Trump, and facing at least seven primary challengers eager to unseat her next year, the Wyoming representative brought in $1.88 million in the period, multiples of all her primary challengers combined.