Ted Cruz has raised millions from New York donors

Ian Reisner, the hotelier who, with his business partner Mati Weiderpass, hosted a Central Park South fundraiser for Cruz last year, declined to comment. So did Michael Waldorf, managing director at the hedge fund led by billionaire Republican donor John Paulson.

Squaring his conservative rhetoric with his coastal cash drives was already awkward for Cruz. At a December fundraiser at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in Lower Manhattan, Cruz assured a Republican gay-rights supporter that he would not make opposing same-sex marriage a top priority as president, according to a recording obtained by POLITICO.

Robert Giuffra Jr., the partner who hosted the event, didn’t answer requests for comment.

POLITICO attempted to reach all of Cruz’s New York City donors who gave the maximum amount to his campaign. The rest either didn’t respond or their gatekeepers said they weren’t interested in commenting.