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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is the United States Senator-elect for the state of Texas. A Republican, Cruz defeated  Democrat Paul Sadler in the November 6, 2012 United States Senate election. Cruz is also endorsed by the Tea Party Movement. He announced his presidential campaign through the use of social media and while attending an event at Liberty University. The Republican party have viewed Cruz as a potential nominee for President of the United States since shortly after taking office in 2013. He was the first announced major Republican candidate in the 2016 campaign.

Cruz was Solicitor General of the U.S. state of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. He was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest Solicitor General in the United States, and had the longest tenure in the post thus far in Texas history. He previously served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. In addition, from 2004 to 2009 Cruz was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation. Read more

The Cruz campaign logo (The Flag of the United States spliced with the Torch of Liberty) became one of the most popular recognized brand logos presented in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. His platform includes repealing the Affordable Care Act, support of Israel, economic growth,a flat tax and  abolition of the IRS.

Questions have been raised as to  whether or not Cruz meets the constitutional qualification to serve as President of the United States. Cruz was born in Canada but his mother is a United States citizen. Several lawsuits  have been filed challenging this qualification.  Donald Trump has attempted to use this against Cruz in the race for the presidential nomination.

After facing yet another loss, this time in the Indiana Primaries,  Cruz has decided to suspend his campaign and drop the GOP bid.

Swan J.; Easley, J. (May 3, 2016). “Cruz ends Presidential campaign”.  The Hill. Retrieved May 4, 2016.

Martin, Nathan; Maggie Haberman (March 22, 2015). “Ted Cruz Hopes Early Campaign Entry Will Focus Voters’ Attention”. The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2015.

“2016 Campaign Logos: Trump Goes Modern”. NBC News. Retrieved 2016-03-11.

McCurry, Evan (March 23, 2015). “All the Things Ted Cruz Told You to ‘Imagine’ in His Announcement Speech”

West, Paul (August 1, 2013). “Questions about the qualifications of Ted Cruz, the GOP’s newest star”. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 17, 2013




  1. Sharon Slater November 17, 2012

    When are Republicans going to stop being cowards and stand up for what is right FOR AMERICA!

  2. Linda Adams January 1, 2013

    Senator Cruz, is there any way to vote Harry Reid out as the senate leader & elect a true, strong conservative, who care about ‘We The People’ instead of political gain.
    I am asking for the same change in the House. We need leaders who are able to stand up for true conservative Americans so we can turn this country around.
    Also, on the judiciary side, just because Obama ‘won’ by fraud & deceit, does not mean that his IMPEACHMENT should not be moving ahead. Benghazi, gun-running, Fast & Furious, aiding our enemies with arms, money & intelligence of Israel & America. He is ultimately responsible in Benghazi in which we had four Americans murdered by terrorists, which Obama lied over & over that it was due to a video.
    I certainly hope that the 113th Congress will indict, try & find Obama guilty on all charges that have been collected. We still don’t even know who he really is, nor any other information. I think that this should also be investigated with all of the evidence that’s been uncovered. Obama needs to be punished for his crimes & treasonous acts that has left our country very vulnerable, especially leaving our borders open, putting us deeper & deeper in debt & wants to continue to do so, all of the illegals he has allowed in the US, whom we will have not only competing for jobs, but we will also add them to our ‘welfare, food stamp & hospital care entitlements.
    Obama says he is all for creating jobs, but he does exactly the opposite. He is a private job killer by using his EPA, Executive Orders, & any other way possible to cause these jobs ‘to die on the vine’ so he can rescue them with bailouts so the government would have control of the businesses.
    So Senator Cruz, I hope you will use any power you have in the senate to help not only your constituents in Texas but also for all Americans.
    Thank you.

    Linda Adams
    970 Desiree’s Trail
    Tatum, TX 75691

  3. Kathy Foster-Sowell May 10, 2013

    Dear Rep. Cruz:

    I’m writing to see if you’d please accommodate my request, by asking you to come to CA and speak at a Tea Party group that supports you completely! We’d love to have you come out and speak on current events and the 2nd Amend. It would be an honor to have you out here, especially if you are even considering a run for Presidency.

    The group is located in Laguna Woods, Tea Party Sentinels. President of the group is Mr. Richard Palmer, however I do a lot of the booking of our guest speakers.

    It would be such an honor to have you speak. If you are at all available during the month of July we’d love to have you at the last Monday of the month.

    My contact info:

    You can also follow me on twitter @KaFosterSowell I followed you during your run for Election and was more then honored to do so!

    All the best!

    Kathy Foster-Sowell aka Alexandra Foster

  4. Sevrin June 24, 2015

    I might not agree with everything you do, but the head on your shoulders seems to know what it wants, and you have a plan. I appreciate that. I’m not affiliated with any party, but if you do get elected, I look forward to see what you do. Props.

  5. Diane Lane July 23, 2015

    I appreciate that Ted Cruz has introduced Kate’s Law, as well as supporting the measure to defund sanctuary cities. We need someone in our top office who cares enough about this country to stand up for the citizens. It’s well beyond time that we closed our borders to criminals, and began protecting those with a legal right to be here, including our soldiers. The 2nd Amendment doesn’t end at the borders to military bases, and I appreciate Mr. Cruz speaking out to support the rights of our military members.

  6. IamTheShrike August 25, 2015

    Cruz is my choice for president. He is an extremely intelligent man with a great pedigree and amazing debating skills. His back & forth with Ellen Page the other day was quite illuminating as to his demeanor when challenged by a moonbat. He is very respectful, and represents the best of Conservatives.

    The liberals are terrified of him, I’ve discovered too. They know how smart he is. If Trump fails, he will win (if the GOPe doesn’t get in the way).

  7. Diane Lane February 28, 2016

    I have voted for Ted Cruz in the past, and may do so again, but I really don’t care for the commercials that have been coming out of his campaign. I wasn’t bothered that his children were shown in the Night Before Christmas commercial, but I didn’t care for the tone of the ad. I also really didn’t like the one that showed a child pretending to be Donald Trump tearing down what had been built. Not everyone needs to see extremely negative campaign ads to make up their mind about which candidate they will vote for, and sometimes ads of this nature can backfire on the candidate sponsoring them.

  8. KDoubleU March 22, 2016

    Good luck Senator Cruz. I’ve watched you since your early days in the US Senate and I am proud to see Washington DC has not corrupted you like so many other so called conservatives. This election gives us hope that many of us younger people will finally be given the chance to vote for a president that is principled. I’m but 28 years old and born at the tail end of President Reagan’s 2nd term. Unable to have witness what a conservative president is like as a commander and chief. I hope this election allows me to cast my vote for you, the first conservative candidate since President Regan with the chance to win the White House. Keep true and don’t resort to the tactics of your opponent. Again, the best of luck to you.

  9. KyleDoubleU March 22, 2016

    Thanks your Senator Ted Cruz for your stedfast defense of the American people, the constitution, and true conservatism. My hope this November is to cast my vote for you as our nest president. You’ll give a whole new group of people, too young to have voted for President Reagan the chance to cast their ballot for a conservative candidate. We will finally be able to witness what it is like when government shrinks, taxes are lowered, and the economy is unleashed. Good luck my Senator! Don’t let Trump get you down. Keep up the good fight for us Americans.

  10. MarkOfDavison March 28, 2016

    Ted Cruz is one of the few politicians that I truly respect. We need more true believers in the Constitution in Washington, then perhaps people would not have such a low opinion of politicians. Ted Cruz is a good start, we only need a couple of hundred more. I also hope he gets the Republican nomination, so I can vote for him as President.

  11. GreenEggsAndSam March 29, 2016

    Out of all of the candidates, I believe that Ted Cruz is the most qualified for the job. He understands what the constitution is all about, and he believes in it being the supreme law of the land. I believe that he would be a president who would secure and protect both our safety and our rights, instead of just keeping us safe. While trump may be using the line “Make America Great Again”, I believe that Ted Cruz is just the man who would actually do it.

  12. jaspervance March 31, 2016

    I really hope next year I will be smiling when they inaugurate President Cruz. America would be better off with a president from a family that has seen how bad it can get under oppressive regimes, and will do his best to make sure that does not happen here.

  13. tskier01123 April 7, 2016

    Oh look, another professional politician looking out for himself. RNC doing everything they can do to knock trump off his pedestal and this is who they got? They thought Jeb was going to save them, nope. Then hoping for a Mitt Romney comeback, lol, nope. RNC is so dysfunctional it’s a wonder that Trump is beating them at their own game. Cruz is going to be that last true RNC candidate because after this they’re fracturing into at least 2 to three different parties. What does it have to do with Cruz? Nothing, absolutely nothing at all.

  14. Vandorian April 10, 2016

    Seems like a nice guy but I’m not confident that he will be a good leader for this country. But at least he’s better than Trump!

  15. zod93 April 22, 2016

    I think that Cruz as a republican didn’t know what he got himself into.

    I just heard that he somehow said that how many things he sacrificed for running for office, I mean of course it can be hard but being a politician is a hard kind of game.

  16. oportosanto April 29, 2016

    His rating evaluation is in between, meaning he is hated by some and loved by others. Many times when we have passion for something we need to make sacrifices, even when the results aren’t exactly what we were expecting.

  17. Norjak71 May 2, 2016

    I firmly believe that there should be a separation between church and state but Ted Cruz doesn’t seem to understand that. He was even quoted as saying that any person that doesn’t begin there day with prayer is not fit to be the president of this land. I’m sorry but what does that have to do with leading this nation? His tax policy of a flat-rate tax would also never work. Bough and sold by wall-street, Ted Cruz is the epitome of everything that is wrong with politics.

  18. oportosanto May 4, 2016

    Everyone agrees with that, but some politicians believe that crossing that line might earn them some votes and they might be right, at the same time it’s really not correct. Some believe in prayer and others don’t, so he should have not said that.

  19. marko May 6, 2016

    Ted Cruz is a classical right wing conservative politician in regards of religion, conception and gun rights. Against abortion, gay marriage, Obamacare and in favor of cutting PPFA funding. He supports gun rights, death penalty and advocates in increasing the quantity of annually skilled workers under H1-B visa skilled program.

    As a minarchist, The only point which I concur with Mr. Cruz is his “Free trade” agenda. In regards of
    decreasing government size and the abolition of IRS.

  20. Smithee May 6, 2016

    Cruz is now officially out of the Republican Presidential nomination. Initially he expected that he’d get support in most of the Southern States because of his religion but that wasn’t enough.

    I didn’t like the guy but after most of the other candidates dropped out I thought he might be the one person who could stop Trump. His dismal performance in Indiana confirmed to many that many Republicans prefer Trump to Cruz for some reason.

    Did the Republicans choose wisely? Only time will tell.

  21. oportosanto May 6, 2016

    Republicans have this thing for the edgy candidates. It happened with George W. who promised war and war and now with Trump that promises extreme positions too. It’s the deep America behind an extremist president.

  22. Alexa May 7, 2016

    I never saw him as honest, but always arrogant and it’s no surprise he has left the race. Maybe his team said it was enough now, and clearly the religious voters were not enough.

    He’s still got a job, and whoever becomes President I am sure he will make it hard for them knowing it could have been him. The elders in the Republican Party must have had many sleepless nights, as it was known most didn’t like him, but between him and Trump was even worse.

    I doubt he will back Trump, especially as the Bush camp have publicly said they won’t.

  23. nytegeek May 7, 2016

    I really don’t like Cruz and would not have voted for him in a general election. That said, he is a damn sight better than Trump. I wish he had fought harder and stayed on longer.

    As for @Sharon Slater and her 2012 comments concerning Obama, Get Real! First off you are off topic Sharon. Second, caps is shouting and shouting doesn’t make you right, Third, the links you provided are biased click-bait garbage, not reliable sources. Fourth, there is stronger evidence that Bush wasn’t the rightful elected president for his first term, I don’t see you crying about that.

    I know it’s a really old comment. Normally I would skip it. These all caps conspiracy theory nuts that can’t stand losing really get on my nerves though.

  24. oportosanto May 9, 2016

    Well said, well said as in fact he is way better than Trump. Sadly most Republican voters are going for Trump and to be honest he seems to be the one that is going to win this.

  25. nytegeek May 18, 2016

    I don’t really believe that Trump actually has the popular vote of the republican party. Getting delegates and winning primaries doesn’t necessarily mean having a majority vote. He only gained traction in the beginning because of first past the post voting with a large field of mediocre options in candidates.

  26. oportosanto May 23, 2016

    He might not have the popular vote from the republican party, but if he is elected candidate who will the republicans vote? Democrats? I don’t think so.

  27. Sparks June 14, 2016

    Cruz represented the more traditionally religious, and conservative option of final two Republican options. His defeat showed that this was not enough to unite the right-wing base, and that even being a tea-party-candidate, he was seen as somewhat of an insider when compared to Trump. Given that I really don’t know where Trump stands on most issues because he refuses to offer specifics, I feel like Ted Cruz would make a better president than the Donalds, even if I can’t stand the fact that he allows his faith to taint his positions.

  28. Hades June 20, 2016

    Lying Ted has been proven a liar so many times threw out his campaign, it’s a shame that he did not get out sooner. I honestly after so long, assumed that he was really going to be the candidate, but when he made his exit announcement, I couldn’t have been happier.

    I think that the American people really need to evaluate how we see the candidates, I don’t care how much they get on TV and relate to the average person, their intentions are none of what the people would agree with on a national level.He sounded so in-genuine every time he opened his mouth.

    I’m happy to see he failed but not in a negative way, I just did not feel he was a good enough candidate for the American people.

  29. oportosanto June 20, 2016

    Whenever we mix faith or religion with politics we enter a dangerous road where anything can happen. We are better off keeping religion out of politics.

  30. nytegeek July 4, 2016

    The commentator going by @Hades made some strong statements without backing them up with anything. I find this frustrating. Hades calls Ted Cruz a liar but does not say why or about what. I’m willing to bet he doesn’t lie any more or less than any other politician.

    Discounting legitimate republican candidates based on propaganda, half truths, and emotion has left us with Trump.Liar or not I wish he was still in the race and standing up to Trump.

  31. Socialism sucks July 12, 2016

    I’m not sure about this guy. There’s something about him that stinks. He does say a lot of good things. Other than that he’s sort of slimey.

  32. Casey July 13, 2016

    Senator Cruz has repeated stood up for the Constitution and conservative values. Those who believe Mr. Cruz is in favor of demolishing the separation of church and state display sheer ignorance. Following Ben Carson’s comments on not voting for a Muslim president, Cruz refuted him, citing that the there is no particular religious affiliation required for any American citizen to run for executive office. And on his same-sex marriage stance, though he opposes it for personal reasons, he correctly affirms that this is a matter of the states.

    I support him for his stance on gun rights, abortion, flat tax, repealing Obamacare, the death penalty, and immigration. Thank you, Mr. Cruz, for introducing Kate’s Law in defunding sanctuary cities recently.


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