Stunt-Pulling GOP Rep Who Lied Through Hearings Raises $500,000 After Ranting Fox News Appearance

Roll Call reports:

On Fox News Thursday night, Rep. Elise Stefanik made sure to tell viewers about a website where they could “step up” and donate to her campaign. After her appearance, the New York Republican announced she raised a staggering $500,000 in less than two hours.

Stefanik’s fundraising push is an early test of whether House Republicans, using a new online fundraising platform Stefanik once questioned, can capitalize on national attention to bring in campaign cash. On Fox News Friday morning Trump said Stefanik “has become a star.”

Stefanik’s campaign has declined to say how much she has raised since the hearings started, but if Thursday night is any indication, she could post a big number for the year’s final fundraising quarter, which ends Dec. 31.

The anti-Stefankik hashtag #byebyeElise has been trending at #1 on Twitter for most of today.