According to a release from Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign, donors forked over at least $51 million in the three months since his official announcement in March.
More than 175,000 supporters gave an average of $81 which combined with early cash infusions from billionaire Robert Mercer and others to push PAC money to $37 million last month.
The total outpaced the $45 million reported last week by Hillary Clinton’s campaign which showed early signs of instability with staffers being shuffled or replaced after reports of internal strife.
Unfortunately for Cruz, so far, fundraising doesn’t equal polling numbers.
Though Cruz’s haul is almost certain to put him among the top fundraisers in the race, his standing in the RCP polling average is a meager 8th place with only 4% after having briefly commanded a third place spot.