Rafael Edward Cruz is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013. He was the runner-up for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 election. Cruz holds degrees in public policy and law from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, respectively. From 1999 to 2003, he held various government positions, serving as Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as a Domestic Policy Advisor to George W. Bush during Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. Cruz served as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008, having been appointed by Texas Attorney General and later Governor Greg Abbott. He was the longest-serving solicitor general in Texas history and the first Hispanic American to serve in that capacity.
|Born:||Rafael Edward Cruz, December 22, 1970, Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
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|Preceded by:||Kay Bailey Hutchison|
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About Ted Cruz
Tea Party politician of Cuban descent who became the first Hispanic, and the first minority to be elected a U.S. Senator from Texas in 2013. He became the vice-chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2012.
In 2003 he became the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas as well as the youngest Solicitor General in the United States.
He was a major force behind the U.S. government shutdown in 2013 and filibustered a resolution designed to fund the government with a twenty-one hour and nineteen minute speech because he disagreed with Obamacare.
His filibuster was criticized by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
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