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February 9, 2016

Mary Matalin Contributes to Ted Cruz Campaign

A national Republican political strategist has contributed to Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2018 campaign and helped his campaign committee raise $708,000 in the third quarter.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reported that his campaign committee, Ted Cruz for Senate had receipts of $708,242 and disbursements of $255,631 during the third quarter, leaving 1,096,587 cash on hand as of 9/30 and debts of $545,000 owed to Ted Cruz himself.. Most of his receipts were raised through his joint fund-raising committee, Ted Cruz Victory Committee. View earlier posting on their report.

One of his donors was GOP strategist Mary Matalin (advocate, Gaslight Inc., New Orleans, Louisiana) who gave $1,000 on 8/8. This was the same week that Sen. Cruz was at Matalin’s house in New Orleans.

Other donors included $1,000 from Woody Hunt (CEO, Hunt Companies, TX); $1,000 from Robert Michael Isley (Isley Trust, TX); $2,600 from Gary Martin (vice chairman, Martin Sprocket & Gear, TX); $1,000 from Thomas M. Niland (president, NiLand Company, TX); $2,600 from Robert B. Holland (chairman, Max Petroleum, TX); William J. Holmes (CEO, Datamark Inc., TX); Mrs. L. Charles Neely Jr. (CEO, San Antonio Steel, TX); and $5,000 from Alvin Dworman (president, Lee National Corp., NY); among others.

PACs giving to the campaign include $1,000 from Valero PAC; $1,000 from Entergy PAC; $2,000 from Burger King Franchisee PAC; $150 from Intel PAC; $1,000 from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck PAC; and $2,600 from Vermeer Equipment of Texas Inc. PAC.

Other PAC donors included $5,000 from American Legacy PAC; $2,500 from In Defense of Free Speech JFC; $1,250 from E Pluribus Unum PAC; $1,000 from Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund; $500 from American Principles PAC; and $1,000 from Center for Coastal Conservation PAC.

The committee paid the law firm of Locke Lord LLP $6,005 for legal consulting. They paid $5,565 to the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP for legal consulting.

TIME magazine reported on Friday that Sen. Cruz had failed to disclose during his 2012 campaign an investment in a Jamaican private equity firm and a British Virgin Island holding company. Cruz amended his personal financial statement this May, but may not have fully disclosed the holding company and its location. Cruz told TIME he is amending his filing. View earlier posting on his wealth statements.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • globalexplorer1

    I wonder if any of those donors are having second thoughts about supporting Cruz, like the Houston Chronicle that published their regret for endorsing Cruz:

    When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow (Kay Bailey) Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator.

    Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.
    Source: Houston Chronicle, October 15

  • pitch1934

    Wonder what Carville will have to say to his wife about this. A republican can get along with a democrat under normal circumstances. Cruz is abnormal, no matter how you look at him.

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