Sen. Ted Cruz hauls in nearly $10 million in past three months as he battles for re-election in Texas

The conservative firebrand builds resources to face off against Democratic Rep. Colin Allred, in another challenging reelection campaign.

Ted Cruz, a Republican senator from Texas, has been stepping up his fundraising efforts in the last three months. He faces a tough reelection campaign this year to a third term of six years as the Senate.

Fox News reported on Wednesday that the conservative firebrand legislator raised over $9.7 millions during the first quarter of fundraising for 2024, which ran from January to March.

Cruz raised $5.5 million in three months from his three committees, nearly twice as much. The senator raised $1.8m, $4.4m, and $5.4m during the first, third and second quarters of 2013.

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Cruz raised more money in the last three months than he did during the first half of 2018 when he ran for reelection.

According to the Senator’s team, as of the end March, he had $15.1m in cash on hand from his three fund-raising committees. The amount includes money he’s raised for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is the campaign arm of Senate GOP.

Cash on hand is more than twice what Cruz had in his coffers by the end of 2023.

Cruz’s team claims that in the last three months, he received over 179,000 unique donations, with an average of $35.73. He also says he has supporters from all 50 states and all 254 Texas counties.

Nick Maddux, a Cruz spokesperson, told Fox News the senator is “off to a strong start this season as momentum continues to grow across the entire Lone Star State to help him cross the finish line by November.”

Maddux argued that “his quarter-one fundraising figures reflect Texans urgency for victory, as Democrats threaten our common-sense lifestyle.” “Senator Cruz is going to continue to pound on the pavement, day after day, talking and meeting with Texans from every corner of Texas to ensure that Texas remains the bastion of freedom in the United States.”

Rep. Colin Allred (Cruz’s Democratic opponent) has not yet announced his first-quarter fundraising figures.

Allred, who is a former NFL footballer and three-term Congressman from a suburb of Dallas, earned $4.8 million during the fourth quarter last year.

Cruz, who narrowly beat then-Rep. Beto o’Rourke during a hard-fought Senate race in 2018, boasted in an interview with Fox News Digital last year that “there is no Republican that Democrats hate more in the country than me” after former President Trump.

O’Rourke outraised the senator in a race that attracted national attention.

In an interview with Fox News “Hannity” last week, Cruz argued that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer – the top Democrat of the chamber – “has been explicitly.” He is coming for Texas. “I am his number one target in the whole country.”

Cruz claimed that Democrats “will spend more than 100 million dollars this year… They’re flooding millions into Texas.”

He claimed that “millions of Americans, millions and millions of conservatives across the nation that visit our website” are supporting his campaign.

The Democrats have a 51-49 majority, with three independent senators caucusing with the Democratic Conference.

This means that the Republicans will need to gain either one or even two seats in order to regain the majority, depending on the party who controls the White House following this year’s election.

Both the math and the map are in favor of the GOP for 2024. Democrats are defending 24 of the 34 seats that are up for grabs. Three of these seats are located in red states Trump won in 2020, including West Virginia Montana and Ohio.

Also, Democrats are defending a vacant seat in West Virginia following the announcement by Sen. Joe Manchin late last year that would not run for reelection.

Arizona, Michigan Nevada Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are the other five blue-held seats in states that President Biden will narrowly win in 2020.

Senate Republicans in Maryland’s blue state have had a great recruiting success, thanks to the popular former GOP Governor. Larry Hogan.

Texas and Florida where Sen. Rick Scott, the incumbent, is running for reelection appear to be two of the few competitive GOP seats that are up for grabs in November.