New York Times: Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Have Deepest Pockets Ahead of ‘Super Tuesday’

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks to Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at a break during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
AP Photo/Chuck Burton

The New York Times reports that Ted Cruz and Donald Trump have the most cash on hand as the Republican presidential primary heats up in earnest.

From the New York Times:

A seven-month, $220 million surge of spending on behalf of mainstream Republican candidates has yielded a primary battle dominated by Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, two candidates reviled by most of the party’s leading donors.

Now, as they approach a pivotal and expensive stage of the campaign, the two insurgent candidates — who have won the first three contests — appear to be in the best position financially to compete in the twelve states that will vote on “Super Tuesday,” according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Saturday.

Mr. Cruz is the best financed candidate in the Republican race, beginning February with $13.6 million in cash on hand. Mr. Trump, a billionaire, has raised millions of dollars from small donors and lent himself millions more, including nearly $5 million in January, a month in which he paid out more than $11.5 million, the most sustained spending of his presidential bid so far.

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