[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]”Ted Cruz’s presidential effort is getting into the shock-and-awe fundraising business,” writes Mark Halperin in Bloomberg. on Wednesday.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=””]
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Halperin reports that an associate of the first presidential candidate to officially enter the 2016 race that “a cluster of affiliated super-political action committees was formed only this week, and among them they are expected to have $31 million in the bank by Friday.”
Halperin calls the amount raised by Cruz in such little time “eye-popping.”
“Even in the context of a presidential campaign cycle in which the major party nominees are expected to raise more than $1.5 billion, Cruz’s haul is eye-popping, one that instantly raises the stakes in the Republican fundraising contest.”
The news of Cruz’s organization and fundraising prowess is a blow to the entrenched establishment of both parties who despise the principled and articulate Cruz for his willingness to shake things up in D.C, even the cronies in his own party.
Probable RINO-backed candidate Jeb Bush, a supporter of amnesty and Common Core, was assumed to be the largest fundraiser, due to his connections derived from the Bush family political dynasty and his ties to big business. Cruz’s fast start may pressure Bush to enter the race sooner than planned.
The news may also force another GOP hopeful from Texas, former Governor Rick Perry, to announce soon, before more Texas money is invested in Cruz’s campaign.
Fellow Senator Rand Paul entered the race on Tuesday, becoming the second GOP candidate to officially declare.