Senator Ted Cruz is raising large sums of money for his bid for re-election.
Cruz raised $1.74 million in the first three months of 2017, as he builds his war chest for the November 2018 election. Cruz currently has a total of about $5 million in his campaign account.
Thus far, Cruz has only fielded one challenger, Democrat Beto O'Rourke of El Paso. O'Rourke finished 2016 with about $400,000 in his account, according to Politico.