Dean Koontz, the Stephen King of Newport Beach, Gives to Texas GOP Senate Candidate

Newport Beach author Dean Koontz has contributed $2,500 to former Solicitor General Ted Cruz, one of three Republicans hoping to replace Kay Bailey Hutchinson as U.S. Senator in Texas.

Unfortunately for Cruz, his $3.9 million collected so far puts him behind Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst ($8.2 million) and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert ($6 million).

Fortunately for Cruz, shockmeister Koontz can dream up some wicked stuff to do to the competition.

Koontz has previously contributed to Arnold Schwarzenegger's gubernatorial campaign, John McCain and Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns and various conservative candidates and causes.

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