Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign says it is raking in some major cash after Wednesday’s Republican debate in Colorado.
Cruz brought in $772,000 as of midnight Wednesday, a campaign aide told NBC News. Less than 24 hours after the debate the number had reached $1.1 million, the fastest he's raised cash after any of the three debates this year.
The Texas senator had one of the most memorable moments of the third GOP debate when he lambasted the CNBC moderators for their questions.
“The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz said to raucous applause. “This is not a cage match.”
Cruz has typically seen strong fundraising after debates.
In the 100 hours after first GOP debate in August he raised more than $1 million, receiving more than 10,000 contributions, with online contributions that averaged $54.77.
In the 48 hours after the second debate last month he also raised more than $1 million from more than 15,000 donations. The average online contribution was $49.54.