“One day before the Georgia Senate runoff elections – and two days before the Capitol insurrection – a leadership PAC attached to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a mystery company that had previously bought copies of Cruz’s book, according to recent filings with the FEC. The expenses raise questions about whether the controversial conservative senator (and Cancún frequent-flyer) used those political campaigns, and Donald Trump’s attempt to subvert the democratic process, to raise money for himself. That could push the FEC to issue a ruling on a pending issue that could have consequences for former President Donald Trump’s fundraising.”
“Over the course of 2020, the Cruz-affiliated Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC paid $1.2 million – nearly 80% of its operating budget – to a company called Reagan Investments LLC for ‘sponsorship advertising.’ The only other committee to register any disbursements to that company was Trump Make America Great Again, for a fundraising promotion for Cruz’s books in December, according to The New York Times. However, the Trump group clearly marked the payment for ‘collateral: books’; campaign finance experts told Salon that the PAC’s classifications – ‘sponsorship advertising’ – was unusual and opaque” – Salon.