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Cruz Campaign and Supporters Raise $51 Million in Three Months

Cruz Campaign and Supporters Raise $51 Million in Three Months

The money man

Back in March, Ted Cruz raised $2 million in three days but the haul his campaign and supporter groups has brought in over the last three months makes that look like small potatoes.

According to a new report from Reuters, Cruz has entered impressive territory:

Cruz presidential campaign says supporters donated $51 million

Republican Senator Ted Cruz and the outside groups supporting his presidential bid have raised more than $51 million in the three months since he launched his campaign for president, according to a statement from his campaign on Sunday.

Cruz, who announced his candidacy on March 23 in a speech at the conservative school Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, has raised far less in donations directly to his campaign than his supporters have collected for the four outside spending groups supporting him.

The statement said there were 175,000 individual donations to the campaign with an average contribution of $81. About $10 million came in during the second quarter of the year.

Final figures from political action committees supporting him have not been released yet but the Cruz campaign said that in June the groups announced having already brought in more than $37 million.

Cruz released a statement for July 4th on his campaign website this weekend.

In case you missed it, here it is:

“If you are like me and pay attention to the news every day, you can easily be overwhelmed by all the simultaneous events that seem to indicate an impending American decline. But I don’t believe that. Everywhere I go, I see it in their faces and hear it in their voices. Americans want to believe again.

“On this July 4th, I want to share with you my hope for America.

“In the summer of 1776, Patriots gathered to dissolve the political bonds they had with England and declare their independence. The bold call for independence presupposed that the colonists were equal in station to the British Empire. They listed their grievances as justification for the split.

“The fifty-six signers from the thirteen colonies affixed their signatures to the document. It could only mean one thing – war. Indeed, the American Revolution came.

“Today, we live out the Founder’s promise to America – that a free people pursuing their dreams would lead to limitless possibilities.

“My father came to America from Cuba in 1957. He had very little money, and spoke little English. My Irish-Italian mother was the daughter of working class parents. Both my parents worked hard and were the first to graduate from college. In a single generation, their son became a United States Senator and now I am running for President of the United States. That could only happen in America.

“What I understand is that story is not unique. Most Americans have a similar story in their family history.

“These stories demonstrate how America is truly the land of limitless opportunity. The Fourth of July always reminds me of the opportunity America gave my family, and I ask myself, ‘What have I done today to ensure that same opportunity exists for future generations?’ We’re an exceptional nation, and it is up to each of us to keep it that way.

“Happy Fourth!”

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Close to 50% of people in the U.S are on the dole. Fortunately most of them will be too lazy to vote. Bush, Christi, Rubio, Romney and other RINO’s are bought and paid for by the Chamber of Commerce that will sell out the U.S. to line their pockets. Kasich, Santorum, Huckabee and others will not get the votes to get elected because they are perceived as “social justice warriors” on the right. Trump, Cruz, Fiorina and Perry are the ONLY ONES that could turn the ship of state around. Otherwise we will witness the end up with an “imperial” Amerika, run by fascists and the “elite”. Take a few minutes and a few dollars to SAVE THIS COUNTRY!

    MMinCC in reply to Fiftycaltx. | July 6, 2015 at 8:58 am

    I agree with all of your post except for Perry-we definitely don’t want him, he’s establishment GOP through & through.

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Cruz is the first and only candidate I’ve ever contributed to. Glad to see so much support for him.

Looks like the new NYT is already attacking the story with a nice guilt by donation smear:http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/us/campaign-donations-linked-to-white-supremacist.html?referrer=

Oops I should read dates on articles before linking… sorry

$51 million ain’t a whole lot, when you consider that the Hillary! camp is talking about raising two and a half billion to buy her the White House.

    peg_c in reply to tom swift. | July 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I’m not convinced $2.5 trillion would buy her the WH! I doubt the $2.5 billion number though. Dems and the media can’t stand her (and we sure aren’t voting for her). Her only hope is a Bush nomination.

Some may recall when Cruz mounted his grandstanding “shut down the government to stop ObamaCare” effort, he had a national ad campaign urging people to “sign” an internet petition to stop O-care. He collected 1.5 million email addresses of people gullible enough to think an internet petition (that was never presented to anyone, anyway) actually meant something.

Seems the plan worked very well.

How does this compare to other candidates? Without that info, this is meaningless.

CloseTheFed | July 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Seems like Carson raised $10 million. Seems like….

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