Ted Cruz has never recouped more than $500,000 he loaned his first campaign. He’s working to overturn the law that’s blocked him

The Supreme Court next month will hear arguments in his challenge to the law that prevents the repayment, prompting fears among watchdog groups that another rollback of campaign finance regulations might be looming.


U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas, asks questions to Steve Satterfield, Vice President of Privacy & Public Policy at Facebook, Inc., as he testifies before the Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 in Washington.

"I think it's very unlikely that the Supreme Court will find the FEC on the merits of the case," Nesin said. "Just because of who is on the Supreme Court, the FEC doesn't win anything."

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