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Cruz PAC Doubles Fundraising In Lead Up To Shutdown

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The fundraising numbers underscore the prominence Cruz has gained over the last few months and through the ongoing negotiations over funding the government and raising the debt ceiling.

Beyond his own committee, Cruz has aligned himself with the powerful Senate Conservatives Fund, which is reportedly wielding $16 million this election cycle. On Tuesday, Senate Conservatives Fund sent out a new fundraising email attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for negotiating with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on a debt ceiling deal. The group said McConnell has been "leading the surrender" among Republicans on the fight over Obamacare.

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Daniel Strauss is a reporter for Talking Points Memo. He was previously a breaking news reporter for The Hill newspaper and has written for Politico, Roll Call, The American Prospect, and Gaper's Block. He has also interned at Democracy: A Journal of Ideas and The New Yorker. Daniel grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in History. At Michigan he helped edit Consider, a weekly opinion magazine. He can be reached at daniel@talkingpointsmemo.com.