Cruz rakes in $1.1 million after debate
 
The figure, announced during an interview on Fox News with host Bret Baier, illustrates the fundraising potential for candidates in the prime-time events. 
 
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Cruz made waves early in the debate by leading the charge against questions posed by the moderators from CNBC, the network that aired the two-hour debate.
 
Several other candidates also pushed back on the moderators during the debate, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
 
Following his criticism of the media, Cruz became a top trending topic on Facebook.
 
Cruz's campaign earlier this month reported raising more than $12 million during the third quarter of the year — considered quite a strong showing. 
 
He had raised more than $26 million since launching his White House campaign in March.