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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)


Biography
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: Dec. 22, 1970; Calgary, Canada
Residence: Houston
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Heidi Cruz; two children
Education: Princeton U., A.B. 1992; Harvard U., J.D. 1995
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space - Ranking Member; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Judiciary (Bankruptcy & Courts; Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights - Ranking Member; Crime & Terrorism; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security); Rules & Administration; Special Aging

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalTed Cruz (R) 4,440,13756.5
Paul Sadler (D) 3,194,92740.6
John Myers (LIBERT) 162,3542.1
David Collins (GREEN) 67,4040.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: TX-B)
 
Safe Republican


See Also:

(Full Race Ratings Map)

3rd

Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

353,558

Twitter Followers (@sentedcruz)

16th

Sen. Ted Cruz has the 16th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.