Bad News, Jeb: Billionaire Brothers Give Ted Cruz PAC $15 Million for 2016 Run

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many continue to underestimate Ted Cruz. They see him slowly crawling in the polls, but what they don’t realize is that Cruz is a master of fundraising. In fact, just this week, the presidential contender received a $15 million donation to his PAC.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Though the biggest individual contributors in 2014 were liberal billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg, the left still likes to posture and pretend that they speak for the will of the people, pure from the taint of “outside money.”

In fact, as the Democrat frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, dodges questions about her disastrous tenure as Secretary of State, the biggest scandal haunting her may be the apparent selling of influence during her tenure in order to stock her war chest for the big 2016 push.

However, while Hillary and her fellow hypocrites stockpile cash, conservative senator and 2016 Republican candidate Ted Cruz is doing similarly… only better.

The principled senator has earned a bit of a reputation as a smart candidate. In 2012, Cruz served as the undeniable underdog in the Texas primary when pitted against more-establishment candidate David Dewhurst. Still, though Cruz was able to raise an impressive amount of cash, he was still outmatched by Dewhurst. Using his money wisely, Cruz secured a victory in the primary and an easy victory in the general to become the junior senator from Texas.

Farris and Dan Wilks, brothers who became billionaires in West Texas via fracking, have donated $15 million to the Cruz PAC, Keep the Promise. The group is expected to disclose $38 million in next week’s FEC filings.

The $15 million donation is the largest donation in the 2016 race so far and the billionaire brothers, who sold their company Frac Tech for $3.5 billion in 2011, are unique in offering such a donation in this early stage of the race.

While donations pour in during primaries, few want to back a primary loser and so the bigger donations can be tougher to solicit until their footing is very secure. With such a crowded 2016 Republican field, the $15 million donation serves as a huge vote of confidence in the principled Texan.

“Our country was founded on the idea that our rights come from the Creator, not the government. I’m afraid we’re losing that,” Farris Wilks explained. “Unless we elect a principled conservative leader ready to stand up for our values, we’ll look back on what once was the land of opportunity and pass on a less prosperous nation to our children and grandchildren. That’s why we need Ted Cruz.”

The Wilks Brothers are reportedly quiet and shy-away from the spotlight. Devout and hard workers, the brothers built their empire in under a decade and cashed-out in 2011 to buy hunting and fishing land in Montana. They are currently the largest land owners in the state with a round 310,000 acres.

“We need a true leader in Washington,” Dan Wilks stated. “A leader that will stand up for biblical morals. We need a leader who is proud of America, not one who apologizes for us. We need a leader who encourages hard work, not one who tells people who don’t work that they should make the same living as people who do. We need a leader who will make sure America doesn’t end up a socialist nation.”

As Jeb Bush and other establishment candidates snicker at the crowd-pleasing orations and principled stands of one of the few lawmakers willing to shine a light on the corruption in Washington, they should be reminded of the famous Satchel Paige quote:

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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