Ted Cruz’s Georgia Runoff Fundraising Is Actually Going to His Campaign. He’s Not Alone

12/31/2020 2:45:00 AM

Ted Cruz is pocketing the money he’s raising for Georgia GOPers. He’s not alone.

Ted Cruz is pocketing the money he’s raising for Georgia GOPers. He’s not alone.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) needs your help to keep the U.S. Senate in Republican hands. So blared a handful of Facebook ads that Cruz’s campaign committee purchased this month. But none of them were actually raising money for the Republican candidates in Georgia. Instead, every penny donated went directly to… Cruz.The Cruz campaign bought 15 separate ads on Facebook over the past two weeks, each featuring a video of the senator dramatically hyping the need to hold two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia runoff contests.“Gun-grabbing, tax hikes, open borders, and stacking the Supreme Court. That’s the radical Democrat agenda if they win the Georgia Senate elections,” Cruz declared.He asked for $5 contributions to his new “Keep Georgia Red fund.” But Facebook users who clicked through to the online donation page—and read the fine print at the bottom—would see that the actual beneficiary was Cruz’s own campaign committee, not Sens. Kelly Loeffler or David Perdue, the two Republicans running for re-election in Georgia.Cruz is just one of a number of elected officials of both parties using the competitive—and extremely expensive—Georgia runoff contests to raise money for themselves. Increasingly, those officials are doing so on Facebook, where a political ad ban instituted in late October was lifted this month, but only for ads in Georgia.That’s led to a rash of Facebook ads invoking the Senate contests in the state on behalf of out-of-state political candidates. On some occasions, the ads don’t even mention the runoff contests, but are targeted at users in Georgia in an effort to exploit Facebook’s state-specific political advertising policy.Facebook’s Ban on Political Ads Will Likely Last Another MonthFacebook did not respond to questions about that apparent loophole. But the efforts by Cruz and others illustrates the difficulties the company has had in crafting a political ad policy that isn’t criticized as either too restrictive or too easy to exploit.The social-media giant’s adv

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😡 3rd world country governed by foreigners of America--how about the real indigenous Americans ? TRUMP THE BILLIONAIRE ASKED FOR OVER TWO HUNDRED MILLION FROM HIS VOTERS AND THEN WATCHED THEM IN FOOD LINES AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINES ON THE NEWS COUNTING HIS DONATIONS Show us the proof. I want evidence. You can’t believe the media anymore. So where is your evidence?

The Great Grift tedcruz is in politics for money. No doubt about that. Now this one’s a quite staggering dooz, Seems Senator of many of youse, Has pocketed cash, Supporters gave rash, Proving you always lose when you Cruz. tedcruz whatya say to that?

'Cruz is just one of a number of elected officials of both parties using the competitive—and extremely expensive—Georgia runoff contests to raise money for themselves.' Surprise, surprise. Where did the Democrats campaign money come from again? Marxists? Hey tedcruz Are you lying and pocketing money earmarked for those Georgia senators?

Money grubbing conservatives! What do you think Trump did with that 207 million he raised?