Ted Cruz Facts

Ted Cruz Facts
Ted Cruz is an American U.S. Texas Senator and candidate for the Republican nomination to run in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. He was born Rafael Edward Cruz on December 22nd, 1970, in Calgary, Alberta, to Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, business owners in the oil industry from the U.S. working in Calgary. Ted Cruz attended private high schools and graduated as the valedictorian in 1988. Ted graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor in public policy in 1992. Ted Cruz graduated from Harvard Law School in 1995, and began working in law the same year. He became the first Hispanic to clerk for United States Chief Justice.
Interesting Ted Cruz Facts:
Ted Cruz's father Raphael left Cuba, where he was born, in 1957. He had supported Fidel Castro at the time but later changed his mind.
While attending Princeton University Ted Cruz won the top speaker award in 1992 for the North American Debating Championship.
Ted Cruz was named the U.S. National Speaker of the Year in 1992.
Ted Cruz was one of the primary editors of the Harvard Law review while attending Harvard Law School.
From 1997 to 1998 Ted Cruz worked for the firm Cooper, Carvin, & Rosenthal and helped in the preparation of material against Bill Clinton in his impeachment proceedings.
During George W. Bush's 1999 presidential campaign Ted Cruz served as a domestic policy advisor. He helped to assemble the Bush legal team.
When George W. Bush took office Ted Cruz became an associate deputy attorney in the United States Justice Department. He also served as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's director of policy planning.
From 2003 to 2008 Ted Cruz in the office of Solicitor General of Texas. During this time as Solicitor General Ted Cruz won five cases and lost four after arguing nine times before the Supreme Court of the United States.
In 2008 Ted Cruz worked in private practice in Houston, Texas.
From 2004 to 2009 Ted Cruz was an adjunct law professor at the School of Law at the University of Texas.
In 2013 Ted Cruz was sworn in as U.S. Senator from Texas.
Ted Cruz held dual citizenship between Canada and the United States until 2014 when he renounced his Canadian citizenship.
Ted Cruz was the first Hispanic in Texas to become a U.S. Senator.
Ted Cruz attempted to derail the health care reform set in place by President Barack Obama. He held a 21 hour speech on September 24th, 2013 during which he read a bedtime story to his children.
In his role as a lawyer Ted Cruz has defended the drug company Pfizer, the drug manufacturer B. Braun Medical Inc., and Toyota in lawsuits.
Ted Cruz is very religious and outspoken about the fact that his beliefs are based on his ideas of faith and God.
Ted Cruz announced his plan to run for U.S. president on his Twitter page on March 23rd, 2015.
Ted Cruz wrote a book titles A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, on June 30th, 2015. It became a bestseller.

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