Texas Senate race attracts $13 million in super PAC spending

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'Brien

Texas Senate race features battle of the super PACs, tea party underdog versus favorite.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… for the race against former state solicitor general and tea party favorite Ted Cruz — more than $21.5 million of it from his own personal fortune. That’s …"

Daily Disclosure: Club for Growth and FreedomWorks fuel Texas GOP Senate fight

By Rachael Marcus

Conservative super PACs are pumping cash into the GOP primary runoff in the Lone Star state.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… tablishment favorite David Dewhurst and others to support tea party-backed Ted Cruz.On May 29, Dewhurst, the lieutenant governor of Texas, failed to secure 50 …"

US Senate Race: Can passion push Cruz to victory?

By The Associated Press

Grassroots fervor carried Cruz to US Senate runoff; can it topple mainstream choice Dewhurst?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fox News Channel":

"… has produced television and web spots for Dewhurst and sang his praises on Fox News Channel. Dewhurst also has formal endorsements from a list of state senators and o …"

Tea party spends big in Texas Senate primary showdown

By Rachael Marcus and Michael Beckel

Texas GOP primary to test tea party's influence.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… Dewhurst, a wealthy self-financing candidate, against the tea party-backed Ted Cruz.Cruz himself has raised $6.4 million — a fraction of the $21.6 million r …"

Tea Party-aligned Sen. Jim DeMint donates $500,000 to Club for Growth super PAC

By Michael Beckel

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint donates big to super PAC targeting fellow GOP politicians

Excerpts from this story referencing "Utah":

"… Angle of Nevada, Ken Buck of Colorado, Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Joe Miller of Alaska and …"

"… Republican leaders. But victories in places such as Florida, Kentucky and Utah heartened conservative activists who rejected the candidates pushed by the …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Utah":

"… gnficant portion of its early expenditures on thwarting the re-election of Utah’s Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, an effort that was unsuccessful.FreedomWo …"

"… lion pay-out.Advertisements:A January ad entitled “Defeat Orrin Hatch in Utah” claimed the senator’s 35-year career was riddled with broken promises …"

Before death, Bob Perry gave to tea party hero Cruz

By Michael Beckel

After spending $600,000 toward his 2012 defeat, Texas super donor backed Sen. Ted Cruz's re-election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… re he died in April, Bob Perry donated to the re-election campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a man the wealthy Houston home builder spent a small fortune opp …"

Daily Disclosure: FreedomWorks for America releases deluge of ads

By Rachael Marcus

Contested Senate races hit with ad onslaught by tea party-aligned FreedomWorks for America.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… primaries, notably Indiana and Texas, where former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz bested Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.The five U.S. Senate races targeted over th …"

PAC profile: Club for Growth Action

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the super PAC

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… enate primaries.The group showered millions on Texas GOP primary candidate Ted Cruz, who ultimately won the U.S. Senate primary there after a runoff against e …"

"… Dewhurst for not being conservative enough. Club for Growth Action favored Ted Cruz, who won the primary runoff.“Only Worse” attacked former Wisconsin Gov …"

Daily Disclosure: Club for Growth Action focuses on Wisconsin

By Rachael Marcus

Fresh off its victory in Texas, Club for Growth Action, a super PAC supporting tea part candidates, is targeting Wisconsin.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Jersey":

"… ($1.1 million), libertarian Pay-Pal founder Peter Thiel ($1 million), and New Jersey investor Virginia James ($1 million). Other top donors include Team DeMint …"

Super PACs help tea party candidate win Senate runoff in Texas

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'Brien

Ted Cruz gets help from super PACs in upset win over Dewhurst in Texas Senate runoff.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… zed spending battle that attracted more than $14 million in outside money, Ted Cruz upset the party establishment favorite Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the in t …"

Daily Disclosure: Texas Senate race gets uglier and uglier

By Rachael Marcus

Super PACs making Texas GOP Senate runoff one of the nastiest races in the nation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ted Cruz":

"… urst’s opponent, defended in court.The ad, released Monday, is called “Ted Cruz Should Be Ashamed.”Dewhurst and tea party-favorite Cruz, the state’s f …"