Ted Cruz

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Background

Ted Cruz was born on December 22,1970(age 44) in Calgary Canada. Later, Ted earned his bachelor's at Princeton University and also attending Harvard law school. In the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush Ted served as an adviser. In 2012 he won the election to the U.S senate. In 2003, Cruz became the solicitor general of Texas, arguing in front of the Supreme Court regarding cases involving the state. But his ultra conservatism won him the support of leading Tea Party figures like Sarah Palin and Rand Paul, who campaigned for him.


In March 2015, Cruz officially announced his candidacy for president over Twitter. He then appeared at Liberty University, a Christian college founded by Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell, to rally the faithful to his side. Cruz clearly has some support from those on the religious right. In the day after his announcement, his campaign brought in approximately $1 million in donations. But many experts wonder if he is too conservative to win over more moderate voters.

Conservative or Liberal?

Ted is a passionate fighter for a limited government, economic growth, and the constitution. I believe Cruz is conservative because on social issues, Cruz is pro-life and has stated his belief in “marriage between a man and a woman.” He opposes abortion and same-sex marriage. "Instead of a federal government that works to undermine our values, imagine a federal government that works to defend the sanctity of human life, and to uphold the sacrament of marriage". As the son of a Cuban immigrant, Cruz says he “celebrates legal immigration,” according to his official website. In 2014, Cruz proposed legislation to prevent President Obama from expanding amnesty, and he is a vocal critic of the Obama administration’s immigration policies. As a 2016 presidential hopeful, he has called for more “boots on the ground” to increase security at the border.