2016 Presidential Primary Voters' Guide
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Ted Cruz

Elected Experience: United States Senator

Other Professional Experience: Solicitor General of Texas, Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law, Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. Law Clerk for Chief Justice Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Luttig, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Education: Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School. Bachelors in Public Policy, Princeton University 

Community Service: No information submitted


Ted Cruz has proven to be a passionate and effective fighter for limited government, economic growth, and the Constitution.

Ted’s calling to public service has been inspired by his first-hand observation of the pursuit of freedom and opportunity in America. Ted’s mother was born in Delaware to an Irish and Italian working-class family. She became the first in her family to go to college. Ted’s father fled to the United States in 1957, after having been tortured and imprisoned in Cuba. Today. Ted has been a tireless fighter for liberty his entire life because his family knows what it is like to lose it.

As Solicitor General for the State of Texas and in private practice, Ted authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has won an unprecedented series of landmark national victories including defending U.S. sovereignty against the UN and the World Court, defending our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, defending the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument at the Texas State Capitol and the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.

In the U.S. Senate, Ted has led the fight to repeal Obamacare, to stop President Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive amnesty, and to defend life, marriage, the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, and our entire Bill of Rights. And most important, he’s kept his promise to speak the truth and do what he said he’d do.

Ted, his wife Heidi, their two daughters, and his entire family have been blessed to live the American Dream — the idea that anyone, through hard work and determination, can achieve anything. And he is committed to ensuring every family has that same opportunity.

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