Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz had a successful fundraising quarter as he gears up for his re-election campaign for a third term in the Senate. Cruz raised $5.5 million during the October-December period, a slight increase from the previous quarter. This brings his total fundraising for the year to $11.7 million.
Notably, the Ted Cruz Victory Fund also contributed $1.4 million to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican Party of Texas. In total, Cruz received 78,000 unique contributions, with an average contribution of $36.67. These contributions came from supporters in all 50 states, as well as from residents in 247 out of Texas’ 254 counties.
Cruz’s campaign emphasized that they closed out the year with over $7.3 million in cash-on-hand. Spokesperson Nick Maddux expressed gratitude for the continued support from both Texans and individuals across the nation. He highlighted the importance of re-electing Cruz to preserve Texas’ conservative values in the face of threats from the radical left.
Looking ahead to the 2023 election, Cruz acknowledged that it will be a challenging battle. Democrats are determined to win their party’s nomination and face off against him in November. In 2018, Cruz faced a tough fight against Beto O’Rourke and was out-raised. However, he ultimately emerged victorious. Cruz stated that Democrats hold strong animosity towards him, an attitude he proudly wears as a “badge of honor.”
Currently, Senate Democrats hold a slim 51-49 majority, and Republicans have a favorable opportunity to regain control. The outcome of the presidential election will also impact the number of seats Republicans need to secure the majority. The filing deadline for senatorial candidates to submit their reports to the Federal Election Commission is January 15th.
In summary, Cruz’s fundraising efforts have been strong, positioning him well for his re-election campaign. He is determined to retain Texas’ conservative values and secure another term in the Senate. With support from Texans and individuals across the country, Cruz aims to emerge victorious in the face of a competitive Democratic field.