There are plenty of things that can be said about Ted Cruz. The one thing that you can’t say, though, is that he isn’t well funded. In fact, Cruz may have just received the single largest contribution to the 2016 presidential race.
A single check from two fracking-rich brothers for $15 million just made its way into the coffers of one of the Super PACS supporting Cruz. The brothers, Dan and Farris Wilks, are terrifyingly conservative and believe that Ted Cruz is their man.
When talking with CNN about their reasons for supporting Cruz, Farris, 63, said:
Our country was founded on the idea that our rights come from the Creator, not the government. I’m afraid we’re losing that. Unless we elect a principled conservative leader ready to stand up for our values, we’ll look back on what once was the land of opportunity and pass on a less prosperous nation to our children and grandchildren. That’s why we need Ted Cruz.
Dan, 59, also said:
We need a true leader in Washington. A leader that will stand up for biblical morals. We need a leader who is proud of America, not one who apologizes for us. We need a leader who encourages hard work, not one who tells people who don’t work that they should make the same living as people who do. We need a leader who will make sure America doesn’t end up a socialist nation.
These guys are worth nearly $3 billion together, and it looks like they’re in the market for the best politician their money can buy.