Cruz rakes in $1.1 million after debate
Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzRepublicans show little enthusiasm for impeachment witness swap Texas House special election to gauge suburban mood Texas Democrats roll out plan to win state House in November MORE’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign had raised $1.1 million dollars since the Wednesday Republican debate, his campaign said Thursday afternoon. 
 
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.