Ben Nash, a former Yeshiva student, who co-founded PCS Wireless in 2001 as a teen, has been outed as one of Ted Cruz's biggest and most publicity-averse donors. The Texas Senator's campaign is notable for its reliance on such individuals.
Federal campaign finance reports identified the source of a $250,000 donation to the Stand for Principle PAC, a group backing Mr. Cruz, only as "V3 231 LLC."
But records tie the donation to Ben Nash, the chief executive of PCS Wireless, and a spokesman acknowledged that Mr. Nash was behind the donation.
The spokesman, Robert Barletta, said in the statement that "V3 231 LLC, of which Ben Nash is a member of the ownership group, donated $250,000 to Stand for Principle" in January. "The donation was transparent and fully within federal campaign finance laws," Mr. Barletta said. "Senator Cruz has been a strong supporter of Jewish issues, and this was the basis for the donation."