The presidential campaign of Sen. Ted Cruz paid Axiom Strategies more than $2.7 million, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Through the end of July, FEC records show, Axiom — founded by Jeff Roe — was paid $2,757,052. Roe was Cruz’s campaign manager.
Not all of that money fell to Axiom’s bottom line — some went for postage, equipment, travel and personnel costs. But the filings show payments for “political strategy consulting,” which is what Roe does.
While $2.7 million is a lot of money, it isn’t close to the biggest payments made by the Cruz campaign, which lost to Donald Trump. The campaign paid WestRogers LLC of Memphis more than $20 million for media services, presumably including advertising costs (figures from Open Secrets and the FEC.)
Overall, the Cruz campaign spent more than $85.7 million in the race.
The campaign also paid more than $10,000 to the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas, for facility rental and equipment.