Peter Thiel, Donald Trump Jr. to co-host fundraisers for Cheney challenger

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Hageman is looking to close the financial gap with Cheney, who through the end of September had more than $3.6 million in her campaign account. Cheney has seen her fundraising numbers swell this year, as she drew attention for her criticisms of former President Donald Trump, including her January vote to impeach him, and her prominent role on the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Hageman, who has received Trump’s endorsement, reporting having about $245,000 in the bank at the end of September, after launching her campaign just weeks earlier.

Thiel, a Trump ally who has met with the former president multiple times this year, views unseating Cheney as a priority, those familiar with his thinking say. While Thiel’s interest in defeating the congresswoman is partly due to her attacks on the former president, those close to the libertarian-minded Thiel say it…

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