Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the junior senator from Texas. He officially announced his candidacy on March 23, 2015.

My take

There’s one main reason why I don’t think Ted Cruz is a viable presidential candidate.

Senator Ted Cruz simply doesn’t have a real vision that he can latch onto – he can say great things about principled conservatives and all, but he doesn’t really have a vision he can motivate with. He can only attack the current administration and its policies – he can’t come up with anything on his own. It’s worth noting that he only wrote one bill during his term in the Senate. As president, he won’t be able be work together across the aisle.

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Biography

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz (born December 22, 1970) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from Texas. He is the chairman of the subcommittee on the Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He is also the chairman of the subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.

Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz 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. He served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. He was the first Hispanic, the youngest and the longest-serving solicitor general in Texas history. Cruz was also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, from 2004 to 2009. While there, he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation. Cruz is one of three Latinos in the Senate; the others—also Americans of Cuban ancestry—are fellow Republican Marco Rubio of Florida and Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. On July 31, 2012, he defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff, 57%–43%. Cruz defeated former state Representative Paul Sadler in the general election on November 6, 2012. He prevailed 56%–41% over Sadler. Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement and has been endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus. On November 14, 2012, Cruz was appointed vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

On March 23, 2015, Cruz announced he would run for the Republican Party nomination in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

This section was shamelessly lifted from Ted Cruz’s Wikipedia article

Policies

“God’s blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn’t done with America yet. I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America, and that is why today I am announcing that I’m running for president of the United States. It is a time for truth. It is a time for liberty. It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of the United States.”

Ted Cruz

In brief, Ted Cruz is a fiery embodiment of all things conservative.

Ted Cruz is a Hard-Core Conservative. For a full explanation of the chart, click here

Ted Cruz’s ‘Big, Bold Positive Agenda’

News

August 2015

AUGUST 6, 2015 – Election 2016: ​Five things to know about Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz kicked off his 2016 presidential bid in March with a fiery appeal to the Republican Party’s Christian conservative base during a speech at Liberty University, an evangelical college in Virginia.

April 2015

APRIL 21, 2015 – Ted Cruz: Terror Attack on Golf Course Might Get Obama’s Attention

Ted Cruz went off on President Barack Obama and his lack of leadership in fighting global terrorism during a campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire, The Washington Free Beacon reported . Speaking at the Republican Leadership Summit , the Texas senator launched an aggressive attack on what he sees as the president’s feeble handling of the nation’s long-standing might in the world.

March 2015

MARCH 22, 2015 – Ted Cruz announces his run for president

‘Imagine’ theme hit Obamacare, the IRS, ‘common core’ school standards, abortion, gay marriage and Islamist terrorism Biggest applause line hammered President Obama for tepid Israel support Chairwoman of super PAC supporting Cruz says path to nomination will be ‘easy’ Texas senator accompanied by wife and young daughters at Liberty University

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