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Gray outpaces Bouchard as Cheney sees record fundraising in race for Wyoming’s only U.S. House seat

2022 U.S. House candidate and House 57 Rep Chuck Gray at the Ramkota Hotel 6/12/21 (Gregory Hirst)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney hauled in about $1.88 million during in her bid for re-election to Wyoming’s only seat in the United States House of Representatives during the second quarter of 2021, filings with the Federal Elections Commission show.

That marked a record fundraising hall for Cheney’s campaign, The Hill reported on Tuesday. Her campaign’s July 15 filing with the FEC shows that in 2021, the Cheney campaign has raised $3,406,306.89 through June 30. She leads the field with ~$2.85 million cash on hand heading into the third quarter.

State Rep. Chuck Gray (Natrona County) said in a press release Thursday that his campaign raised $220,000 in the second quarter of 2021 and the campaign has raised $390,000 through the first two quarters. Gray’s campaign said he has $322,000 in cash on hand.

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FEC filings show that state Sen. Anthony Bouchard (Laramie County) trailed Gray in fundraising during the second quarter. Bouchard’s campaign reported $213,327.19 in total receipts for the second quarter of 2021.

Bouchard’s fundraising pace slowed during the second quarter after his campaign raised about $334,500 during the first quarter of the year. The Bouchard campaign’s FEC filing shows $108,612.68 in cash on hand entering the third quarter of 2021.

Cheyenne based Attorney Darin Smith, another Cheney challenger, reported $177,058 in total receipts during the second quarter of 2021, his campaign’s FEC filing shows. Smith’s campaign reported $142,461.26 in cash on hand at the close of the second quarter.

Denton Knapp, a retired U.S. Army colonel, saw his campaign haul in $8,675 in the second quarter of 2021, according to FEC filings. He closed out the quarter with $7,070.70 in cash on hand.

The campaign for Marissa Selvig, who is a former appointed mayor of Pavilion, reported $122.50 in total receipts for the second quarter of 2021. Selvig’s campaign has reported a total of $2,090.80 in receipts for the year. Selvig closed out the second quarter with $267.25 in cash on hand.

FEC Quarterly reports are due on Thursday, July 15.

The FEC also lists Robyn Belinskey, who is a Sheridan small business owner, and Bryan Eugene Keller as candidates for Wyoming’s U.S. House seat. Oil City was unable to locate their July quarterly filings as of 5:30 pm Friday, but the FEC notes that filings may not all have been processed. Oil City will provides updates as those become available.

Neither Belinskey nor Kelly have reported any campaign fundraising receipts so far in 2021.

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story listed Smith’s second quarter as raising $177,058 in the second quarter. $177,058 is the total amount of receipts reported in his campaign’s July filing with the FEC. $5,550 of that is loans made by the candidate to his campaign. This story has been edited to reflect that the $177,058 is the total for receipts reported during the quarter.