While many believed that Cruz was just experiencing a small boomlet in popularity, it appears that his surge much more than a one-shot small-scale jump, as these huge gains in fundraising prove!
Sen. Ted Cruz raised almost $20 million for his presidential campaign in the fourth quarter — a 66% increase over the previous three-month period, according to campaign officials and a memo that shows how the Texas Republican’s fundraising pace accelerated as he has gained in the polls.
Jeff Roe, Mr. Cruz’s campaign manager, said in a memo to staff and supporters that the campaign’s year end fundraising total would come to more than $45 million, up from the $26 million raised by the end of September.
The $20 million haul in the final three months of 2015 is up sharply from the $12.2 million raised in the third quarter, a bonanza that came as polls showed Mr. Cruz rising to a top-tier candidate from a back-of-the-pack contender in the crowded GOP candidate field.
By the end of the third quarter, Mr. Cruz already had more cash on hand than any other GOP candidate. Official fundraising reports of how campaigns fared in the fourth quarter do not have to be released until Jan. 31.
Mr. Roe said in the memo, a year-end summary of the campaign’s progress, that Mr. Cruz had received contributions from 300,000 donors from across the country. Money arrived from 66% of the zip codes in the U.S., he said.
BOOM!!! Cruz is rockin’ and rollin’ and he’s definitely positioned to win big in Iowa if he can keep the lead. But hot on his trail is el Trumpo, who plans to assail the Iowa frontrunner with a huge ad buy in the state…