101 Facts About Ted Cruz

1. Ted Cruz blasted Democrats for questioning the nominee's personal religious views.

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2. Ted Cruz was disheartened by how many Democrats refused to stand or applaud during it.

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3. Ted Cruz is right, and now it's time for the Senate to do something about it—including when it comes to trade.

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4. Ted Cruz says the tax often forces families to sell their farms and ranches once "the patriarch passes away, just to pay Uncle Sam.

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5. Ted Cruz calling Trump a "sniveling coward" and warning his rival to leave his wife "the hell alone.

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6. Ted Cruz was notified Tuesday that she won't be the final pick, according to persons familiar with the situation.

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7. Ted Cruz is in favor of abolishing the IRS and instituting a flat tax system.

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8. In 2014, Ted Cruz renounced his dual Canadian citizenship, though his eligibility to run for president was not in jeopardy.

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9. Ted Cruz joined the group, and he and his fellow Constitutional Corroborators gave speeches around Texas on related issues.

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10. Ted Cruz thinks the United Nations is trying to eliminate golf.

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11. In 1996, Ted Cruz served as a law clerk to William Rehnquist.

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12. Ted Cruz was a law clerk for a chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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13. Ted Cruz has argued nine cases in front of the US Supreme Court.

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14. Ted Cruz argued cases in front of the US Supreme Court.

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15. Ted Cruz set a few records as Texas solicitor general.

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16. Ted Cruz married Heidi Nelson on May 27, 2001; they have two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.

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17. Ted Cruz is in favor of cutting federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

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18. Ted Cruz is a critic of the rapprochement between Communist Cuba and the United States, saying on Fox News in December 2014 that the thaw in relations was a "manifestation of the failures of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy" that "will be remembered as a tragic mistake".

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19. Ted Cruz raised nearly $92 million, a record for a GOP primary candidate, much of it from small online donors.

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20. Ted Cruz said that the words "growth and opportunity" should be tattooed on the hands of every Republican politician.

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21. Ted Cruz is one of the Senate Republicans in favor of the "nuclear option", "to speed up consideration of President Trump's nominees".

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22. Ted Cruz called fellow Republicans out as "squishes" on gun-control issues during a Tea Party rally.

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23. In 2013, Ted Cruz called Republicans he thought were insufficiently resistant to Obama's proposals a "surrender caucus".

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24. In June 2016, Ted Cruz blamed the Obama administration for the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, reasoning that it did not track the perpetrator Omar Mateen properly while he was on the terrorist watchlist.

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25. Ted Cruz was a finalist for Time magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2013.

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26. Ted Cruz gave a 21-hour Senate speech in an effort to hold up a federal budget bill and thereby defund the Affordable Care Act.

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27. Ted Cruz disclosed the loans on his Senate financial disclosure forms in July 2012, but not on the FEC form.

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28. Ted Cruz won despite being outspent by Dewhurst, who held a statewide elected office, $19 million to $7 million.

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29. Ted Cruz won the runoff for the Republican nomination by a 14-point margin over Dewhurst, support for Dewhurst having plummeted while Cruz's vote total dramatically increased from the first round.

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30. At the firm, Ted Cruz worked on matters relating to the National Rifle Association and helped prepare testimony for the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.

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31. Ted Cruz attended two private high schools: Faith West Academy, near Katy, Texas; and Second Baptist High School in Houston, from which he graduated as valedictorian in 1988.

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32. Ted Cruz earned Canadian citizenship in 1973 and became a naturalized US citizen in 2005.

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33. Ted Cruz left in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin and obtained political asylum in the US after his four-year student visa expired.

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34. Ted Cruz is the first Hispanic American to serve as a US Senator from Texas.

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35. Ted Cruz was the longest-serving solicitor general in Texas history and the first Hispanic American to serve in that capacity.

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36. Ted Cruz was the runner-up for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

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37. Senator Ted Cruz has been re-elected to a second term in the United States Senate, after narrowing defeating Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke whose campaign became a national media sensation.

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38. Ted Cruz is back in Washington after the midterm elections, ready to begin his second term.

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39. Ted Cruz brushes off question about campaign claim on O'Rourke paying for caravan.

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40. Ted Cruz took a photo together at the Houston Bush Airport on Tuesday.

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41. Ted Cruz smiles for camera with Beto O'Rourke one week after midterm election fight.

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42. Ted Cruz were captured meeting for the first time since Election Day at a Houston airport.

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43. Ted Cruz were rivals in one of the most contested races this election cycle.

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44. Ted Cruz says Congress shouldn't pass legislation to protect special counsel.

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45. Ted Cruz was re-elected as a Texas senator with 50.9 percent of the vote, while Beto O'Rourke.

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46. Ted Cruz will return to serve his second term despite his Democratic opponent earning nearly half of the votes in the midterm election Tuesday night.

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47. Ted Cruz will recognize that his narrow margin of victory reflects that many Texans.

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48. Ted Cruz secured a second six-year term Tuesday, helping statewide Republicans.

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49. Ted Cruz was right all along, "There are more conservatives than liberals in Texas.

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50. Ted Cruz holds on to his Texas senate seat, amid strong challenge.

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51. Ted Cruz edges out Beto O'Rourke in an epic Texas race that goes down to the wire.

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52. Ted Cruz was expected to win, despite a surge in interest around O'Rourke, who became a national celebration during his 18-month campaign.

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53. Ted Cruz held off a challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke and will head to the US Senate for a second term.

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54. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the.

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55. Ted Cruz projected to win despite excitement over Beto O'Rourke.

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56. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his election night gathering at the Hilton Houston Post Oak on November 06, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

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57. Ted Cruz has been narrowly re-elected in Texas, according to the New York Times and numerous other sources.

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58. Ted Cruz narrowly fends off Beto O'Rourke as Texans deliver verdict on Trump, border and economy.

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59. Ted Cruz debates a puppet dog as he fights to save his Senate seat.

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60. Ted Cruz is on track to serve Texas for six more years in the Senate, ABC News projects based on exit polls.

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61. Ted Cruz has joked, "I'm Cuban, Irish, and Italian, and yet somehow I ended up Southern Baptist.

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62. Ted Cruz defended the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

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63. Ted Cruz has called for the repeal of the clause of the 14th amendment, which grants citizenship to those born in the United States.

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64. In September 2016, Ted Cruz backed the Obama administration's plan to sell more than $1.15 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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65. In 2013, Ted Cruz stated that America had no "dog in the fight" during the Syrian Civil War and stated that America's armed forces should not serve as "al-Qaeda's air force".

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66. Ted Cruz has been an adamant opponent of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran negotiated by the US and other world powers, calling it "catastrophic" and "disastrous".

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67. In 2015, Ted Cruz voted in favor of the USA Freedom Act, which reauthorized the USA Patriot Act but reformed some of its provisions.

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68. Ted Cruz is a supporter of TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline, and along with every other Republican senator was a cosponsor of legislation in support of the pipeline.

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69. In 2017, Ted Cruz was one of 22 senators to sign a letter to President Donald Trump urging the President to have the United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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70. Ted Cruz stated that the Corps' responsibilities were expanded without providing adequate measures for state participation.

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71. Ted Cruz voted against the bill because it neglected "to reduce a substantial backlog of projects, to the detriment of projects with national implications, such as the Sabine–Neches Waterway".

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72. Ted Cruz voted against the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 that would have created the National Endowment for the Oceans and authorized more than $26 billion in projects to be built by the Army Corps of Engineers, at least $16 billion of which would have come from federal taxpayers.

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73. In 2013, Ted Cruz voted against the bill to provide a package of federal aid to the East Coast for recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

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74. In a 2014 opinion editorial in USA Today, Ted Cruz wrote that auditing the Federal Reserve System was a top Republican priority in 2015 and that he supported legislation that would allow the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the Federal Reserve's monetary policy.

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75. Ted Cruz proposes to eliminate the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, Department of Commerce, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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76. Ted Cruz wants to decrease the size of the government significantly.

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77. In 2013, Ted Cruz proposed the abolition of the IRS and the implementation of a flat tax "where the average American can fill out taxes on a postcard".

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78. Ted Cruz has been described by the Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies as a "free trader" and as a "free-trade advocate" by The Wall Street Journal.

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79. Ted Cruz has referred to Medellin as the most important case of his tenure as Texas solicitor general.

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80. Ted Cruz said that the Obama-era implementation of the principle of net neutrality had the "end result" of "less broadband, less innovation, and less freedom for the American consumer".

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81. Ted Cruz has argued that net neutrality is the "Obamacare for the internet".

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82. Ted Cruz was part of the group of 13 Senators that drafted the Senate version of the AHCA behind closed doors.

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83. Ted Cruz is a strong critic of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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84. Ted Cruz is a proponent of school choice and opposes the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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85. On July 7, after a meeting with Trump, Ted Cruz confirmed that he would be speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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86. Ted Cruz won 36 of the possible 42 delegates available in Wisconsin.

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87. Ted Cruz received the support of the majority of the delegates.

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88. Ted Cruz won his widest margin up to that point in Kansas, where he beat frontrunner Donald Trump by 25 points.

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89. On March 5, 2016, Ted Cruz won the Kansas and Maine caucuses, giving him six statewide wins.

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90. In the Texas primary, Ted Cruz received the most votes in all but six of the state's 254 counties.

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91. On March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz announced his 2016 presidential candidacy for the GOP primaries and caucuses, in a morning speech delivered at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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92. In his speech, Ted Cruz mentioned that Latinos, young people and single mothers are the people most affected by the recession, and that the Republican Party should make outreach efforts to these constituents.

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93. Ted Cruz is one of the Senate Republicans arguing in favor of the "nuclear option", "to speed up consideration of President Trump's nominees".

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94. Ted Cruz has expressed pride in his reputation for having few allies, saying in June 2015 that he has been vilified for fighting "the Washington cartel".

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95. Ted Cruz has used harsh rhetoric against fellow Republican politicians, and his relationships with various Republican members of Congress have been strained.

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96. In April 2018, Ted Cruz wrote the blurb for President Trump's entry on the Time 100 most influential people of 2017, writing that "President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo.

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97. In the same speech, Ted Cruz invoked the speeches of the ancient Roman senator Cicero against Catiline to denounce Obama's planned executive actions on immigration reform.

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98. Ted Cruz thanked senators from both political parties for "swiftly passing this legislation and sending it to the White House".

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99. Ted Cruz persuaded the House of Representatives and House Speaker John Boehner to include an ACA defunding provision in the bill.

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100. Ted Cruz gave a 21-hour Senate speech in an effort to hold up a federal budget bill and therefore defund the Affordable Care Act.

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101. Ted Cruz had a leading role in the October 2013 government shutdown.

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