Ted Cruz Asks Supporters To Help Scott Walker Pay Off 2016 Campaign Debt

December 14, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), fresh off a bump in the polls, used his new visibility on Monday to ask supporters to help Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pay off debt accrued during his failed Republican presidential bid.

Cruz called on his “#CruzCrew” to help the governor pay off his nearly $1 million campaign debt, tweeting a snippet from a Walker fundraising email soliciting donations to cover “unavoidable campaign debt.”

In bold type, the email calls paying off the debt “the only thing to do,” and promises those contributing at least $30 a limited edition lapel pin from Walker’s now-defunct campaign—a collector’s item since the governor left the race in September amid dismal poll numbers and dwindling cash flow.

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Audience Development Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: