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posted Friday, February 12, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 07
Sleeping with the enemy: Gay billionaire backs Ted Cruz
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Sleeping with the enemy: Gay billionaire backs Ted Cruz

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In spite of Ted Cruz's vocal opposition to LGBT rights, one of his biggest financial backers is Gay billionaire Peter Thiel.

Thiel, who cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has a net worth estimated by Forbes magazine at more than $2 billion. He has been close to Cruz since 2008, when he hosted Cruz and several other up-and-coming young Republicans at a swanky $1,000-a-room Miami Beach hotel.

In 2009, Thiel gave Cruz $250,000 to run for Texas attorney general. He also talked fellow billionaire Paul Singer into giving Cruz $25,000. Singer, whose son is Gay, has also been a financial backer of same-sex marriage and right-wing politicians.

That same year, Cruz attended another Thiel-sponsored retreat, this time at Reynolds Plantation in Georgia.

Thiel was also a major supporter of Cruz's 2012 Senate campaign, giving $2 million to the Club for Growth, which in turn spent heavily on Cruz's behalf. That year, the Center for Responsive Politics reports, the Club for Growth spent $18 million on elections, with individual Club members donating another $4 million to campaigns.

Like Singer and the Koch brothers, Thiel identifies himself as a libertarian. In addition to his support for Cruz, Thiel was also a major donor to Ron Paul's 2012 presidential super PAC.

In his current presidential campaign, Cruz cited Thiel's friendship at an April 2015 fundraiser at the home of two hotel owners whose properties cater to a Gay clientele.

Thiel's friends Adam and Tara Ross are the primary funders of Stand for Truth Inc., a pro-Cruz super PAC. The Rosses have reportedly given $1 million of the $2.5 million the super PAC has raised to date.

The money is being spent on negative TV ads targeting Marco Rubio and Donald Trump.

While Thiel has not explicitly endorsed any candidate in the 2016 presidential race, he has said he admires Cruz's intelligence.

'Well, I think he's very smart,' Thiel said of Cruz. 'I think one of the challenges we have in the Republican Party is ... our representatives, our senators are somewhat lower IQ than the people on the other side. So I think there is something to be said for getting some really smart people in there.'

Singer has announced his support for Cruz rival Marco Rubio.

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