If campaign contributions are any indication of enthusiasm in the early weeks of a U.S. Senate campaign, Ted Cruz is entitled to feel optimistic. The campaign to fill the seat of retiring Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is in full swing with Ted Cruz rising to the top. Cruz announced his fundraising success as he expressed his gratitude for such wide support:
“I am humbled by this extraordinary fundraising support across Texas and the Nation,” Cruz said. “Conservatives and independents everywhere are hungry for new leadership to step forward and stop the Obama Agenda, and I am honored that so many Texans are looking to this campaign to help provide that leadership.”
The campaign received more than 1,100 contributions from over 900 unique individuals in 122 Texas cities and 37 States. Seventy percent of the contributions were made online at www.tedcruz.org.
This swell of support is seen in the statistics: the former Texas Solicitor General has raised, on average, $100,000 for ten weeks with enthusiasm from Texans continuing to grow. Ted Cruz has a proven record of standing firm and standing up for conservative principles. With the campaign launch on January 19, support continues to grow inside and outside of Texas. Tea Party favorite Senator Mike Lee endorsed Cruz last month and said, "We need Ted Cruz in the Senate to help lead this fight and to help us win.”