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Early Fundraising Totals Show Ted Cruz Trouncing Hillary

Judging by one metric vital to any presidential campaign, GOP candidate Ted Cruz is running circles around Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton. A group of super PACs supporting Cruz took in a whopping $31 million in donations over its first week of existence – more than twice as much as Clinton’s Priorities USA Action is projected to raise by the end of next month.

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Early financial success for the Cruz camp is obviously good news for the Texas senator and, according to political analyst Mark Halperin, “instantly raises the stakes in the Republican fundraising contest.”

On the other side of the aisle, Clinton’s super PAC is scrambling to reconfigure itself in hopes of attracting new money. Top officials at Priorities USA Action have been replaced in recent days following multiple reports of dissatisfaction among the organization’s rank and file.


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