Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, calls for full investigation into Planned Parenthood after anti-abortion group releases video they claim shows a Planned Parenthood employee discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses - @thehill
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on strengthening of US-Cuba relations: 'It's unacceptable and a slap in the face of a close ally that the United States will have an embassy in Havana before one in Jerusalem.' - @tedcruz
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: 'I'm glad to welcome Governor Chris Christie into our diverse field of candidates. He is bold, he is brash, and I'm always glad to see Republicans get elected in blue states. His presence in the race for the Republican nomination will make our eventual nominee all the stronger to defeat Hillary Clinton in November of 2016'
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: Supreme Court's gay marriage decision 'undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government... we must not submit our constitutional freedoms, and the promise of our nation, to judicial tyranny' - @tedcruz
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 United States Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.
Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz was 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 Senators of Cuban descent.
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 at Liberty University.