If you have followed the updates of the 2016 US presidential elections up to the time when Donald Trump was elected president, you will certainly know the name, Ted Cruz.
Ted Cruz Wiki, Early Life
Ted Cruz, born on December 22, 1970, as Rafael Edward, began as Junior Senator of the United States of Texas and ended up as a Republican candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 elections.
Cruz attended two private high schools – Faith West Academy and Second Baptist High School (Bot in Texas), which he graduated from as a valedictorian in 1988.
He holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University. During his studies at Princeton University, he began to demonstrate his interest in public policy and his public speaking skills. He participated in the American Whig-Cliosophic Society Debate Forum and won the Best Speaker Award at both the U.S. National Debate Championship and the 1992 North American Debate Championship.
That same year, Cruz was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year along with his debating partner David Panton. They also received the title – Team of the Year from the American Parliamentary Debate Association.
After earning his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, Cruz went to the University of Havard, where he received his Juris Doctor degree. At Havard University, he served as editor of the Harvard Law Review, senior editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.
After graduating from Havard, Cruz briefly worked as a lawyer before joining the US political league. Cruz was successful as a lawyer and won many high-profile cases. He began his political career by first taking a position as an advisor to George W. Bush’s presidential campaign team in 2000. After serving on Bush’s campaign team in 2003, Cruz was appointed Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott – a position he held until 2008. After serving on the Solicitor General of Texas’ firm, Cruz returned to his private practice and worked with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
His stay at the private practice was also a great time-out. There, he successfully led the firm’s litigation practice at the United States Supreme Court and in the national appeals practice. Cruz also handled two record-breaking $54 million personal injury cases in New Mexico on appeal.
He has personally sponsored 25 of his own bills – including p.177, a bill to repeal the Patient and Affordable Care Act and the health-related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
In 2012, Cruz announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate. He received support from people like Sarah, Rand Paul, and the Tea Party – they all stood behind him and gave him all the support he needed, and in 2012 he emerged victoriously.
In January 2013 he took over as US Senator representing Texas. As U.S. Senator, Ted Cruz has also served on several committees, including the Joint Economic Committee, the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Committee on Rules and Administration, the Committee on Justice, and the Committee on the Armed Forces.
In 2015, he announced that he would be a candidate for the Republican presidential candidacy in 2016 and elected Carly Fiorina as his candidate. Cruz officially announced his decision to suspend his campaign after losing to Trump in the Indiana primary.
Ted Cruz’s Wife, Daughter, Family, His Father
Ted’s father is a Cuban American and his mother is three-quarters Irish and one-quarter Italian. His mother, Eleanor Elizabeth, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and has a degree in mathematics from Rice University.
His father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, was born in Cuba but left Cuba in 1957 to go to school in the United States. During his stay in the USA, he attended the University of Texas and was granted political asylum after his four-year student visa expired. In 2005 he was naturalized as a US citizen.
He also holds Canadian citizenship. At the time of Ted’s birth, his parents had stayed in Calgary for three years, where they owned a seismic data processing company for oil drilling.
Cruz is happily married to Heidi Nelson, whom he met while working as a consultant on George Bush’s presidential campaign team. They tied the knot in May 2001 and are blessed with two daughters – Caroline and Catherine.
Ted Cruz’s Sex Scandal Story, How True Is The Affair?
Cruz’s political career was threatened when an article appeared in the National Enquirer in which the Texas senator allegedly flirted with five different women.
The article contained pixelated photos of the women who were allegedly involved with the senator without mentioning their names. The senator naturally denied the allegations and accused Donald Trump of being behind the tabloid report, which was intended to damage his image.
Trump denied any connection with the report.
Ted Cruz Height
The 47-year-old Canadian politician Ted Cruz is 1.78 m (5ft 8inch) tall