Cruz’s cash: Texas senator hauls in over $5.3M so far this year

Sen. Ted Cruz’s vocal criticism of President Biden — and backing of former President Trump — appears to be paying off.

The two-term Republican senator from Texas and 2016 GOP presidential candidate announced on Tuesday that he raised a massive $5,317,000 in the January-March first quarter of fundraising (Q1) this year.

Cruz’s fundraising – which was shared first with Fox News — was divided between Ted Cruz for Senate, which is his reelection committee, the Jobs, Freedom, Security PAC, which is the senator’s leadership political action committee, and the Ted Cruz Victory Committee, a joint fundraising committee that sends contributions to the reelection committee and his leadership PAC.

Cruz reported having more than $5.6 million cash on hand.

Cruz reports that his haul came from more than 112,028 donors, including 61,888 first-time contributors to the conservative lawmaker. And showcasing the grassroots nature of his fundraising, the senator noted that 98% of the donations were less than $100 and that the average contribution was $41.

“Sen. Cruz is immensely thankful to the hardworking men and women across the country for their generous contributions,” Cruz spokesman Steve Guest emphasized.

Guest touted that the senator “is the preeminent defender of freedom for the Lone Star State. Every day, Sen. Cruz fights back against President Biden’s radical policy agenda that hurts Texans, raises taxes, harms small businesses, and increases our national debt.”

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