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  Cruz, Ted
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2019-02-26  
 
NameTed Cruz
Address3333 Allen Parkway, Apt. 1906
Houston, Texas , United States
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Born December 22, 1970 (48 years)
ContributorTX DEM
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Mar 16, 2019 09:28pm
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
10/18/2018-10/23/2018 University of Texas-Austin 47.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
09/11/2018-09/17/2018 Quinnipiac University 53.00% ( 1.0) 44.00% ( 5.0) 3.00% ( 6.0)
05/23/2018-05/29/2018 Quinnipiac University 52.00% ( 5.0) 39.00% ( 6.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
04/12/2018-04/17/2018 Quinnipiac University 47.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
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 42.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/28/2018-10/30/2018 Emerson College 51.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
10/09/2018-10/13/2018 SSRS 52.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
10/03/2018-10/09/2018 Quinnipiac University 52.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
09/19/2018-09/20/2018 Public Policy Polling 49.00% ( 11.0) 45.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 7.0)
09/16/2018-09/18/2018 Vox Populi 42.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 16.00% ( 0.0)
09/11/2018-09/17/2018 Quinnipiac University 52.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 5.0) 5.00% ( 7.0)
09/06/2018-09/09/2018 Crosswind Media & Public Relations 51.00% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
08/12/2018-08/16/2018 Marist Institute 49.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
05/23/2018-05/29/2018 Quinnipiac University 49.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
05/19/2018-05/21/2018 JMC Enterprises 42.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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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
 
DISCUSSION
Importance? 10.00000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Heidi Cruz May 27, 2001-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2019 Commerce Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2018 TX US Senate Won 50.89% (+2.57%)
  03/06/2018 TX US Senate - R Primary Won 85.36% (+79.25%)
  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 Commerce Committee - Seat 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Armed Services Committee - Seat 13 Won 100.00% (+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 34.16% (+0.00%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/14/2019 US Attorney General Lost 0.00% (-54.55%)
  02/08/2017 US Attorney General Lost 0.00% (-52.53%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NH District 01 - R Primary - Sep 11, 2018 R Andy Sanborn
OK Governor - R Runoff - Aug 28, 2018 R Kevin Stitt
MI Governor - R Primary - Aug 07, 2018 R Patrick J. Colbeck
TN District 02 - R Primary - Aug 02, 2018 R Jason Emert
SC District 04 - R Runoff - Jun 26, 2018 R Lee Bright
NJ District 05 - R Primary - Jun 05, 2018 R Steve Lonegan
MT US Senate - R Primary - Jun 05, 2018 R Matthew M. Rosendale, Sr.
GA Lt. Governor - R Primary - May 22, 2018 R David Shafer
GA Governor - R Primary - May 22, 2018 R Hunter Hill
ID Governor - R Primary - May 15, 2018 R Raúl Labrador
WV US Senate - R Primary - May 08, 2018 R Patrick Morrisey
OH Governor - R Primary - May 08, 2018 R Mary Taylor
TX District 21 - R Primary - Mar 06, 2018 R Chip Roy
TX District 05 - R Primary - Mar 06, 2018 R Jason Wright
TX District 02 - R Primary - Mar 06, 2018 R Kathaleen Wall
TX District 03 - R Primary - Mar 06, 2018 R Van Taylor
AZ District 08 - Special R Primary - Feb 27, 2018 R Steve Montenegro
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 NPA Reject
UT District 03 - Special R Primary - Aug 15, 2017 R Christopher N. Herrod
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
FEC COMMITTEES
C00492785 TED CRUZ FOR SENATE $ 11262609.00
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