Surging Cruz Is Big Oil's New Crush as Donors Cool to Bush

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Senator Ted Cruz greets attendees as he leaves a campaign stop at Seneca Family Restaurant in Seneca, South Carolina, on Feb. 17, 2016.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the first-term Republican from Texas, leads all candidates in the scramble for oil industry campaign cash, surpassing Jeb Bush, whose father and brother were West Texas oilmen before they became presidents.

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