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Ted Cruz

Latest Office Held:
US Senate, TX
Latest Office Sought:
US Senate, TX
CRUZ, Rafael Edward (Ted), a Senator from Texas; born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 22, 1970; graduated Princeton University, B.A., 1992; graduated Harvard University, J.D., 1995; law clerk to Chief Justice of the United States William Rehnquist; associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice; director of the Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; solicitor general of Texas 2003-2008; lawyer; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 2012 for the term ending January 3, 2019.

Source: Bioguide

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Campaign Finance

$13,224,573 Received

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Industries

    OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org classify contribution data into about 100 industries.
    84% of the total amount raised came from an identifiable industry.
  • In State vs. Out of State

    contributions from individuals, in dollars
  • Individuals vs. PACs

    in dollars
  • Top Contributors

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    Includes contributions from an organization’s employees, their family members and its political action committee.
  • Recent and upcoming fundraisers

    Full invitations can be viewed at Party Time
    Date Event
    April 18, 2016
    Fundraiser at Harvard Club of New York City
    April 18, 2016
    Reception at Harvard Club of New York City
    Hosted by:
    Mica Mosbacher, Dr. Ben Chouake, Yitz Applbaum, Eliot Lauer, Margarita Palau Hernandez, Ben Heller, Michael Olshan, Heidi Cruz, Batya and Ben Klein, Leora and Steve Levy, Trudy and Stanley Stern, Jennifer and Aaron Poynton, Steve Lonegan, Marina Beljarano, Robin and Elliott Broidy, Elissa and Edward Czuker, Joyce and Robert Giuffra, Laura and Paul Jost, Eytan Laor, Thomas Lehrman, Aryeh Lightstone, Stephen Rodriquez, Jean Claude Gruffat
    April 6, 2016
    Fundraiser at Wheeling Park's White Palace
    Hosted by:
    Bob Murray
View all campaign finance data for Ted Cruz Sources: OpenSecrets.org Party Time