Cruz PAC Doubles Fundraising In Lead Up To Shutdown

Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas pauses while speaking at the Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council Action, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Washington.
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The joint fundraising committee for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reported doubling its fundraising in the third quarter compared to the previous quarter.

The Ted Cruz Victory Committee reported raising $797,450 from the beginning of July to the end of September. That’s roughly double the committee raised compared to from the beginning of April to the end of June when it reported raising $410,030, according to financial disclosure reports. The committee is a joint fundraising committee of his re-election committee, Ted Cruz for Senate, and his leadership PAC, The Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund.

The joint fundraising committee reported having $378,696 cash on hand.

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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