Ted Cruz Raised $10 Million in Second Quarter, Campaign Says
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz raised about $10 million in the second quarter, his campaign said Sunday.
Combined with $4.3 million the first-term Texas senator raised in the week after his campaign kickoff in March, plus $37 million that allied super-PACs have said they have raised, he “will have the resources, the manpower, and the energy to compete vigorously in all early state contests, as well as nationally in the Super Tuesday states on March 1st,” Cruz's campaign said in a statement.
Spokesman Rick Tyler declined to provide information on Cruz's spending or cash on hand for the second quarter.
Cruz's campaign credited the fundraising performance to grassroots support and social-media attention. It got 175,000 contributions between the start of the campaign and the end of the second quarter for an average contribution of $81, from 120,000 “unique donors.”
Campaigns must disclose their second-quarter fundraising by July 15. On the Republican side, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's campaign reported raising more than $8.3 million in the past three months.
Among Democrats, front-runner Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, raised at least $45 million from her campaign launch in mid-April through the end of June, a record for primary money raised in a candidate's first quarter, her campaign said.