Sen. Ted Cruz raises $890,000 in year's 1st quarter

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks to Ray Hayes at a Republican "Get out the Vote" rally, Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Nashua, N.H. Several potential Republican White House contenders _ among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee _ headline a conference Saturday in New Hampshire, hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

April 16, 2014 12:33:35 PM PDT
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz raised nearly $890,000 in the year's first quarter - about half what poured in following his helping lead last fall's partial government shutdown.

The tea party darling and possible presidential hopeful has now raised more than $5 million since taking office in January 2013. He has about $2 million in cash on-hand.

Those tallies include Cruz's Senate re-election committee, a joint fundraising committee and Cruz's leadership PAC, Jobs, Growth & Freedom Fund.

Cruz announced Wednesday that from Jan. 1 through March, he received 13,668 individual donations, with all but about 650 of them worth less than $100.

In the final three months of 2013, however, Cruz's campaign coffers received about $1.5 million. That included a bump in donations after Cruz's key role in the government shutdown.

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