Fox News contributors and GOP House leaders donated to Rep.-elect and QAnon supporter Lauren Boebert

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Republican House leaders and the GOP-aligned PACs of three Fox News contributors donated thousands of dollars to QAnon supporter Lauren Boebert’s successful House campaign. Their support is part of a larger trend of Republicans helping build up QAnon, a conspiracy theory that got its start through online message boards and has been labeled a potential domestic terrorism threat by the FBI.  

Boebert won her House race in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. President Donald Trump endorsed her campaign and participated in a “tele-rally” for her. 

The political action committees of three Fox News contributors donated to Boebert: 

  • American Victory PAC, which is headed by former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), donated $2,800. 
  • Citizens United Political Victory Fund, which is headed by Trump adviser David Bossie, donated $2,500.  
  • Huck PAC, which is headed by former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), donated $5,000. (Media Matters previously documented the donation). 

Key House Republican leaders also helped by donating to her campaign. For instance: 

Numerous other Republicans or their leadership PACs donated to Boebert. 

Boebert will join fellow QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene in Congress next year. Greene is a QAnon and 9/11 conspiracy theorist who has promoted anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic remarks, among other vitriolic rhetoric.

Both Boebert and Greene have attempted to disingenuously distance themselves from QAnon. They have also associated themselves with the far-right militia movement. And like Boebert, Greene has received the backing of Republicans, including Trump.