The Big Conversation:
As the fight for Texas’ open seat — the most expensive U.S. Senate race in the nation — trudges forward, one candidate is drawing heat because of his largest single donor.
“Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Ted Cruz points with pride to the army of small conservative donors supporting him,” writes the Tribune’s Jay Root, “But his largest longtime contributor is a gay billionaire who supports same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization, campaign finance filings show.”
Peter Thiel has given the maximum amount, $5,000, to Cruz’s bid against Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to replace outgoing U.S ...