The Republican Nomination for President is coming down to two contenders, Donald J. Trump and Rafael “Ted” Cruz.
Polls have the billionaire businessman, Trump, up consistently by at least 14 points, but their campaign numbers tell an entirely different story.
Trump has been running under a philosophy of “go it alone” in which he does not ask for contributions and scolds any Super PACs that emerge to give him aide.
In contrast, Cruz has relied solely on contributions from donors around the nation along with smiling at money pouring in from investment bankers to his Super PACs. Note that Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is an investment banker for Goldman Sachs.
Here are the numbers:
|Political Experience:||Three years in U.S. Senate||None|
|Public Sector Experience:||None||40 years as CEO|
|Education:||JD Harvard Law||BS Wharton|
|Personal Net Worth:||$3.17 million||$10 billion +|
|Funds Raised:||$64.9 million||$5.83 million|
|Candidate’s Money:||$0||$1.8 million|
|Mega Donations:||$33.5 million||$0|
|Days in Primary States:||62||51|
Despite the significant advantage Ted Cruz has with fundraising, Donald Trump has not only outpolled the establishment candidate, but has trounced the Texas Senator with enthusiasm expressed through social media.
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