His current war chest amounts to over $5 million, making him well-positioned to withstand a challenge from his party and in the general race.
The Texas Republican raised about $1.738 million in the first three months of this year across his Senate reelection campaign, his political action committee and the Ted Cruz Victory Committee. He now has $5.2 million across those three committees, and $4.8 million of that is in his Senate reelection account.
Cruz has incumbency advantage, which makes him fairly immune to political loss. Although there are continual whispers that Republicans nationally and in Texas want him gone. (That ain’t going to happen.) His likely Democrat challenger is Congressman Beto O’Rouke (D-TX) of El Paso, a former punk rocker with a few arrests under his belt. Nevertheless, the former 2016 presidential candidate and former Texas solicitor general will likely come away triumphing the November after next.
Cruz has proven to be one of the most tireless conservative lawmakers in the Senate chamber. Going against both his party and the Democrats, Cruz has proven to be ideologically consistent and not shaken by the Swamp since arriving there in January 2013. His credo is to #MakeDCListen–and he certainly is.