Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has seen in surge in fundraising and attention for his presidential campaign following the GOP debate on Oct. 28. Cruz was the most talked-about candidate on Facebook during the CNBC debate and his campaign has already raised more than $1 million in donations since the debate.
Cruz was the most discussed candidate on Facebook during the Oct. 28 debate, knocking business mogul Donald Trump to the No. 2 spot, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Talk of Trump has so far dominated social media during the Republican presidential debates, but Cruz overtook Trump after giving a passionate condemnation of the mainstream media, The Hill reports.
Cruz took issue with the line of questioning posed by the CNBC candidates, complaining their questions were biased and, “Illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match."
“You look at the questions: Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, can you insult those two people over here. Marco Rubio, will you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen? How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?”
Cruz blasting the moderators generated a high amount of social media traffic. Meanwhile, Trump continued to dominate Twitter while Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was the most searched-for candidate on Google, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Cruz has continued to criticize the media. Sitting down with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Cruz complained that presidential debates “are primarily moderated by liberals,” CNS News reports.
"Why would our primary debates be moderated by people with an agenda of defeating whoever the Republican nominee is?" Cruz asks.
Cruz’s campaign announced that it raised $1.1 million on Oct. 29, just one day after the GOP debate. Cruz has amassed $26 million for his presidential campaign since announcing his candidacy, reports The Hill.