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Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward Cruz, known as Ted Cruz (born December 22, 1970), is the former Solicitor General of the U.S. state of Texas, a position which he held ... More »Rafael Edward Cruz, known as Ted Cruz (born December 22, 1970), is the former Solicitor General of the U.S. state of Texas, a position which he held from 2003 to May 2008. Cruz was 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 is currently a partner at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he leads the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national appellate litigation practice. Cruz is a candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Cruz 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 2004-2009... [ Wikipedia ]

Hoping the Power of a Bush Can Draw in Hispanics

“Once you become known, it’s a whole different game.” Steve Munisteri, the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, dismissed the idea that Hispanic candidates were handicapped in the primaries by their surnames, citing Ted Cruz’s victory in the 2012 race for the United States Senate ...

Senator-Elect Ted Cruz: ‘I’m Pretty Certain Mitt Romney Actually French Kissed Barack Obama’

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate. “I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society’s annual conference Friday. Cruz said that ...

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Ted Cruz's Shameful Betrayal Of Texas

In January of 2011, Houston attorney Ted Cruz announced he would seek the United States Senate seat being vacated by Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson. When asked why he wanted to become a member of the Senate and represent the people of his state in that role, Cruz said, “The ...

Ted Cruz Challenges Republicans To Do the (Pretty Much) Impossible

Senator Ted Cruz has a message for fellow Republicans: It’s time to go to the mat to stop Obamacare, even if that means shuttering the government. The Texan’s strategy is simple enough. Congress needs to pass a so-called continuing resolution to keep the government running by Sept. 30. ...

Republican Ted Cruz Poised To Win Texas Senate Election In Landslide, Polls Show

Republican Ted Cruz Poised To Win Texas Senate Election In Landslide, Polls Show Senate Republican Candidate, Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz speaks during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full ...

Cruz Reconciling With Former Texas GOP Foes

AUSTIN (AP) - Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination for Texas’ open U.S. Senate seat as a tea party insurgent and major underdog. Now he heads into the general election the prohibitive favorite and is busy reconciling with a state GOP establishment he long bashed as too moderate. Cruz ...

GOP rising star Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz was 10 years old when his hero, Ronald Reagan, became president in 1981. By his teen years, the son of a Cuban political refugee had memorized the U.S. Constitution and devoured economics classes at the Free Enterprise Institute in Houston. His college adviser at Princeton ...

Biden: The Last Thing We Need Is Another Ted Cruz or Rand Paul in the Senate

But the last thing in the world we need now is someone who will go down to the United States Senate and support Ted Cruz, support the new senator from Kentucky,” Biden said referring to Sen. Rand Paul. “Or the old senator from Kentucky,” he added, referring to Sen. Mitch McConnell. Biden ...

Tea Party-backed Ted Cruz wins Senate race in Texas

Nov. 6, 2012: Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Cruz thanks the crowd during a victory speech as he is joined on stage by his wife Heidi, right, in Houston.AP Tea Party darling Ted Cruz will take his no-nonsense, small-government message to Washington as the first Hispanic elected ...

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King, Cotton, Cruz and Transitive Property

King's donation is even more surprising because Cotton is a big fan of much-maligned freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who King has practically made a second job of slamming, along with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), as everything that is wrong with the GOP. King called Cruz a “fraud,” during ...

Ted Cruz a new Senator for Texas

Ted Cruz is a new Hispanic-American heading to the Senate for Texas. According to his website: " Ted has seen first-hand that America’s bedrock principle is the pursuit of freedom and opportunity. His father came to Texas from Cuba penniless at age 18, not speaking a word of ...

Sadler Concedes US Senate Race To Cruz

Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz, urging supporters to “be proud of the voters’ choice.” Paul Sadler, the Democratic candidate for Senate, concedes the race to Republican Ted Cruz at the Texas Democrat watch party at the Driskill Hotel in Austin. (Sharrie Williams/CBSDFW) The ...

Is Ted Cruz Latino Enough To Represent Texas Hispanics In Congress?

Ted Cruz is still taking heat from critics who say he’s not Latino enough. The Cuban-American with a southern drawl faced criticism over his level of Latino-ness this summer, after handing Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurt an unexpected defeat during the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate seat ...

Losers in Race Get Head Start for Next Steps

When Ted Cruz, a Houston lawyer who had been the state’s solicitor general, filed to run for the United States Senate, he was relatively unknown to political folks and completely unknown to voters. The not-so-unreasonable conventional wisdom was that he would run a respectable race...

Are You Experienced in Politics? Please Leave.

Last year’s election of Ted Cruz to the United States Senate provided a shred of hope. If a political unknown like Mr. Cruz (then) could beat a conservative, well-known statewide official like David Dewhurst, maybe the little guy has a chance. Texas has 31 state senators and 36 ...

Middle-Earth Orc Senators Counterstrike GOP Hobbit Defectors

Senators Bolg, Gorbag, Shagrat, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, along with bound and gagged New York State Democratic Senator Daniel Squadron stood under a banner that read, "Orcs United with America". "Orcs' traditional values of war, hatred, and apple pie are strongly tied with the Republican ...

#GOP2012: RNC live commentary from The Times' opinionators

Also on tap are former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), whose campaign collapsed under an incessant barrage of attack ads by the Romney campaign, and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz, now running for Senate in Texas. Santorum's appearance is a nod to social conservatives, Cruz's to ...

Tea Partier Ted Cruz Schools Lib on Obama's Budget: 'It Got Zero Votes!'

Ted Cruz, Texas's Tea Party candidate for Senate, gave a rather embarrassing education to the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday regarding President Obama's budget proposal. When Dionne had the audacity to call it "a serious plan," Cruz marvelously replied, "It ...

TEXAS DEMOCRAT, U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE SKIPS DNC

It’s a lot of ground to cover, because he’s behind his opponent, Republican Ted Cruz when it comes to fundraising and name recognition. Still, Sadler believes he can pull off a victory. “I think a Democrat can win, and I think I will win.” However, the Democrats nationally have ...

RNC: Media ignores Ted Cruz speech, other minorities

Ted Cruz, the Hispanic Republican Senatorial candidate from Texas, is among a new generation of Hispanic leaders in the GOP, but you would not know it from watching media coverage of the Republican National Convention. On Tuesday night, Cruz took the podium at the RNC in Tampa ...

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