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  Cruz, Ted
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationRepublican  
  2015-06-01  
 
NameTed Cruz
Address3333 Allen Parkway, Apt. 1906
Houston, Texas , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
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Born December 22, 1970 (47 years)
ContributorTX DEM
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 04:31pm
Tags Cuban - Hispanic - Irish - Italian - Very Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Isolationist - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Southern Baptist - Straight -
InfoFrom 2003-08, Ted served as the Solicitor General of Texas, the chief lawyer for the State before the U.S. Supreme Court and all the state and federal appellate courts. Cruz was the youngest Solicitor General in the nation, the longest serving Solicitor General in Texas, and the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas.

Ted has authored over 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and personally argued 40 oral arguments, including 9 before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Under the leadership of Attorney General Greg Abbott, Ted defended Texas values, winning repeatedly on a national level. During Ted’s service as Solicitor General, Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories, including successfully defending:

U.S. sovereignty against the World Court in Medellin v. Texas.
The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms;
The constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument;
The constitutionality of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance;
The constitutionality of Texas Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment law; and
The Texas congressional redistricting plan.

Ted has been described by National Review as “a Republican star rising in Texas,” and as “a great Reaganite hope.”

The National Law Journal called him “a key voice” to whom “the [U.S. Supreme Court] Justices listen.” He was named by American Lawyer magazine as one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America, by the National Law Journal as one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America, and Texas Lawyer as one of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter Century.

Ted currently serves as a Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Houston, where he leads the firm’s U.S. Supreme Court and national Appellate Litigation practice. In addition, from 2004-09, he taught U.S. Supreme Court Litigation as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.

Prior to serving as Solicitor General, Ted served 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 Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. In addition, Ted clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to have clerked for the Chief Justice of the United States.

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 English. Cruz went on to study at Princeton where, in college debate, he was named the U.S. National Speaker of the Year and the U.S. National Team of the Year (with his partner). He also won the First Place Speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debate Championships.

He graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude and served as a Primary Editor of the Harvard Law Review, an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and a Founding Editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.

Ted and his wife Heidi live in Houston, where he grew up, with their three-year-old daughter, Caroline, and their newborn daughter Catherine.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 57.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/28/2013-07/01/2013 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
03/17/2016-03/24/2016 Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D) 28.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
10/30/2015-11/08/2015 YouGov 41.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
09/11/2012-09/13/2012 FrederickPolls 45.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Oct 26, 2016 07:15pm Statement Cruz: GOP may block Supreme Court nominees indefinitely  Article RP 
Apr 27, 2016 03:00pm Announcement Ted Cruz to Name Carly Fiorina as His Running Mate  Article RP 
Apr 13, 2016 05:00am Profile The Time Ted Cruz Defended a Ban on Dildos  Article RP 
Apr 04, 2016 01:10pm Speech In Madison, Cruz says Roe v. Wade should be overturned  Article RP 
Feb 26, 2016 01:00am Poll Nearly 40 Percent of Florida Voters Think Ted Cruz Might Be the Zodiac Killer  Article RP 
Feb 11, 2016 03:50pm Strategy Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters   Article RP 

TWITTER
Tue Aug 22 19:48:45 +0000 2017 - Repeal Obamacare. Tax reform. Regulatory reform. Confirm strong constitutionalists to our courts. #TXSen https://t.co/FRoAVjnKy2

Tue Aug 22 15:58:04 +0000 2017 - RT @sachamber: Chamber members and business leaders welcome @SenTedCruz with a standing ovation as he gets ready to speak at our #cruzprior…

Tue Aug 22 15:57:57 +0000 2017 - RT @sachamber: Thanks for joining us @SenTedCruz! https://t.co/CJzXRI0qyX

Tue Aug 22 15:57:53 +0000 2017 - RT @sachamber: Our Chairman Rad Weaver greeted @SenTedCruz before he shared his priorities with Chamber members. #cruzpriorities https://t.…

Tue Aug 22 00:10:38 +0000 2017 - Not true, but funny! https://t.co/xdgfYSNZRL

Mon Aug 21 19:01:59 +0000 2017 - RT @PatrickSvitek: .@TedCruz at #Eclipse2017 viewing in San Antonio https://t.co/Dex6KuMnvO

Mon Aug 21 18:53:26 +0000 2017 - Catherine: if 1 eclipse is cool...then 11 eclipses at the same time are even cooler! https://t.co/RDB3UCWM8k

Mon Aug 21 18:49:12 +0000 2017 - Caroline & Catherine (and Snowflake), watching the eclipse with pinhole projectors. I did the same in 1979. #SoCool https://t.co/hqF06dB7Tp

Mon Aug 21 18:28:18 +0000 2017 - RT @NASA: Image of #Eclipse2017, made from 7 frames, shows @Space_Station, as it transits the Sun near Banner, WY. Flickr: https://t.co/PQF…

8b Mon Aug 21 18:23:55 +0000 2017 - Watching the eclipse with @SAChamber Amazing! https://t.co/9Yx8PjMCfd

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FAMILY
Wife Heidi Cruz May 27, 2001-

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RACES
  02/09/2020 US President - R Primaries ???
  03/06/2018 TX US Senate - R Primary ???
  01/03/2017 Armed Services Committee - Seat 11 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Commerce Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.00% (-48.18%)
  07/19/2016 US President - R Convention Lost 19.20% (-50.53%)
  06/07/2016 US President - R Primaries Lost 25.06% (-19.90%)
  05/17/2016 OR US President - IndOR Primary Lost 7.18% (-26.12%)
  02/09/2016 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-55.23%)
  01/03/2015 Armed Services Committee - Seat 13 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Commerce Committee - Seat 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/11/2013 TIME Person of the Year Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/06/2012 TX US Senate Won 56.46% (+15.83%)
  07/31/2012 TX US Senate - R Runoff Won 56.82% (+13.64%)
  05/29/2012 TX US Senate - R Primary Won 34.10% (+0.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/08/2017 US Attorney General Lost 0.00% (-52.53%)
ENDORSEMENTS
GA Lt. Governor - R Primary - May 22, 2018 R David Shafer
LA US Senate - Initial Election - Nov 08, 2016 R John Fleming
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 30, 2016 R Marco Rubio
GA District 03 - R Runoff - Jul 26, 2016 R Michael R. "Mike" Crane
US Vice President - R Selection - Jul 15, 2016 R Carly Fiorina
CO US Senate - R Primary - Jun 28, 2016 R Darryl Glenn
UT Governor - R Convention - Apr 23, 2016 R Gary Herbert
IL District 18 - Special R Primary - Jul 07, 2015 R Mike Flynn
US Ambassador to the United Nations - Aug 01, 2013 NPA Reject
US Secretary of State - Jan 29, 2013 NPA Reject
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