Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Ted Cruz's file

Cruz

Republican from Texas

Ted Cruz, elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, is a candidate for president of the United States in 2016. He is the former solicitor general for the state of Texas, previously serving as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a domestic policy advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign, according to his campaign biography.

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The Ted Cruz file

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz

Age: Born Dec. 22, 1970 ( 44)

Political party: Republican

Political experience: Domestic policy advisor to the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign; associate deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission; solicitor general, state of Texas; elected in 2012 as the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas.

Education: Graduated with honors from Princeton University, with high honors from Harvard Law School, was law clerk to William Rehnquist, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Hispanic to serve in that position.

Business: Private law practice

Family: He and his wife Heidi live in Houston with their two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.

Interesting factoid: Father was born in Cuba, survived being imprisoned and tortured. He fled to Texas in 1957, penniless and not speaking a word of English. He made 50 cents an hour washing dishes, put himself through the University of Texas and started a small business in the oil and gas industry. His father is now a pastor in Dallas.

Source: Cruz Senate website, news reports

 

Ted Cruz photos by Associated Press included several of gun seemingly pointed at him

Ted Cruz looks like he's got a gun pointed at him in a photo taken by the Associated Press in Iowa over the weekend--and the photo alone provoked concern in some circles, Politico said Sunday.

 

Conservative-oriented Breitbart.com asked readers to imagine the outcry if a Democrat had been depicted similarly.

 

The AP distributed several other photos of Cruz speaking. We're sharing them here...

'Teabagger' group distorts Ted Cruz and others with images and fake quotations

As Ted Cruz and others surely know, a Facebook group called "Stop the World, Teabaggers Want Off" draws traffic partly by depicting conservatives--including Cruz of Texas--saying things actually not said.

 

The group says it's trying to poke fun.

Ted Cruz claim about costs of tax compliance, military drew most PolitiFact Texas views in May

Ted Cruz won the month of May--for us.

 

Our check of his claim about the costs of tax compliance and how much the country spends on the military was our most-viewed story of the month.

 

PLUS: See Ted Cruz's complete Truth-O-Meter report card.

Report: Texan Rick Perry poised to announce for president

The Dallas Morning News advises, here, that Rick Perry plans to declare his second bid for president June 4 in Dallas.

 

Translation: We're about 20 days away from Texans Perry and Ted Cruz facing off for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination--plus a few others, of course.