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Rival Factions of Top Donors Get Behind Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz

Nicholas Confessore and Sarah Cohen

Many of the Wall Street financiers who have been mainstays of Republican “super PACs” have rallied behind Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Conservative Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has unleashed a new counter-establishment of conservative donors, some from outside the universe of traditional Republican giving. They include wealthy evangelicals, libertarian businessmen, Israel hawks and others disenchanted by the party’s past content-free moderate nominees.