Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has picked up a former fundraiser for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
According to CNN, many donors are also now warming up to Cruz:
Keep the Promise, the main umbrella of pro-Cruz groups, is encountering a flurry of eager donors after Cruz’s victory in Iowa, sources say — but since it does no active soliciting, it has not yet turned that newfound interest into cash in the bank account.
And a separate, newer super PAC, Stand for Truth, only just hired a professional fundraiser, Kate Doner, CNN has learned. Doner was the longtime fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and she has deep connections to many of the major, high-dollar donor networks in Republican politics.
A number of GOP megadonors have indicated a willingness to back Cruz. Las Vegas casino titans Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn both gave the maximum they could to the campaign during the last campaign fundraising quarter, yet neither of the magnates has given large checks to the pro-Cruz super PAC effort. And even the billionaire Deason family, which has endorsed Cruz, has not given to a super PAC.