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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Senator (1st term)

Republican



Biography

Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for president, 2016
Born: December 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
Elected: 2012
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Strategic Forces); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Space, Science & Competitiveness - Chairman); Judiciary (Border Security and Immigration; Constitution - Chairman; Crime & Terrorism); Rules & Administration; Joint Economic
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Republican
House Seniority: 41st ranked Senate Republican
Twitter: 983,195 followers
State Clout: Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

2012 Election Results

Candidate

Ted Cruz (R)
Paul Sadler (D)
John Myers (LIBERT)
David Collins (GREEN)

Votes

4,440,137
3,194,927
162,354
67,404

%

56.5%
40.6%
2.1%
0.9%