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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ted Cruz: Nine Months in Office...The Money Flows!

As Ted Cruz comes back from his trip to OZ, Open Secrets captures his financial backbone.

Before moving to Open Secrets, I cannot help, but lament the obvious. Is it actually possible to anoint one's self leading candidate as the GOP front-runner for 2016, by staging what amounts to showboat speaking to a camera on the floor of the Senate?  Whatever happened to the old fashioned and arduous two-year political campaign? When did the GOP turn itself into a party that would so cheaply cuddle under to tea party bullies and anarchist?  Has the party given up on 2016? Why is electronic media foretelling Paul and Cruz as GOP finalist for the GOP presidential candidate in 2016? Neither Rand Paul nor Ted Cruz could win a General Election. 

As I view the following information, I can see how Cruz would certainly garner money-backers. He has been in office just shy of nine months. Shy of nine months, but look at the money-trail!

Open Secrets (Center for Responsive Politics) 

Ted Cruz

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  • Campaign Cmte Only
  • Leadership PAC Profile Only
  • Campaign Cmte & Leadership PAC Combined

Committee Assignments: 

Leadership PAC (1): 

Cycle Fundraising, 2009 - 2014, Campaign Cmte

Raised: $15,672,756 Sparklines Explanation coming soon
Spent: $14,730,777
Cash on Hand: $643,977
Debts: $545,000
Last Report:Sunday, June 30, 2013

Top 5 Contributors, 2009-2014, Campaign Cmte

Club for Growth$705,657$705,602$55
Senate Conservatives Fund$315,991$305,991$10,000
Woodforest National Bank$93,500$93,500$0
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius$67,200$67,200$0
Goldman Sachs$66,850$61,850$5,000

Top 5 Industries, 2009-2014, Campaign Cmte

Lawyers/Law Firms$875,685$816,935$58,750
Oil & Gas$788,818$609,318$179,500
Securities & Investment$608,777$584,277$24,500

Total Raised vs. Average Raised

2009-2010 Fundraising

Cycle Source of Funds, 2009-2014, Campaign Cmte only

Individual Contributions About Size of Contributions
 - Small Individual Contributions
 - Large Individual Contributions
$2,641,297 (17%)
$10,179,239 (65%)
legendPAC Contributions$1,588,615(10%)
legendCandidate self-financing$843,000(5%)
NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2009-2014 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on September 25, 2013 (for Fundraising totals, Source of Funds and Total Raised vs Average) and on August 18, 2013 for Top Contributors and Industries. In the "Source of Funds" chart, "Large Individual Contributions" refer to all contributions from unique individuals aggregating to more than $200 within a cycle, and "Small Individual Contributions" refer to all contributions from unique individuals totaling $200 or less within a cycle. ("Help! The numbers don't add up...")
The organizations themselves did not donaterather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.