“Allies of Sen. Ted Cruz (R) have raised $1.7 million for a new super PAC” that was set up in August. “Its haul through Dec. 31 came from several wealthy individuals, including a combined $1 million from Lee Roy Mitchell, the Dallas-based founder of Cinemark Theatres, and his wife, Tandy. The treasurer of Texans Are is Willie Langston, who was the national finance chair of Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign. Also assisting the effort is Jason Johnson, Cruz’s chief strategist in 2016.” (Texas Tribune)
Cruz faces a well-funded challenge from Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-16), though he remains the heavy favorite for his reelection.