GOP primaries

Cruz super-PAC gets $15 million donation from two brothers

Greg Nash
 
A super-PAC that supports Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has received a $15 million donation from two Texas brothers, according to CNN.
 
Billionaire brothers Farris and Dan Wilks donated $15 million of the total $38 million that the Keep the Promise super-PAC will disclose in election filings next week.
 
{mosads}The siblings sold the fracking company Frac Tech in 2011 for $3.5 billion. 
 
Farris Wilks explained their support for Cruz in a statement to CNN.
 
“Our country was founded on the idea that our rights come from the Creator, not the government. I’m afraid we’re losing that,” Wilks said. 
 
“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,” he continued.
 
“We need a true leader in Washington,” Dan Wilks added to CNN. “A leader that will stand up for biblical morals. We need a leader who is proud of America, not one who apologizes for us.”
 
Despite the influx of money, Cruz faces an uphill battle in the 2016 Republican presidential race. He is in eighth place in a RealClearPolitics average of recent polling, with 5.4 percent support.
 
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