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Address: 185 DSOB, DC 20510
Phone: (512) 916-5834
Address: 300 East Eighth Street, Austin TX 78701
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- Elected: 2012, term expires 2018, 1st term.
- State: Texas
- Born: Dec. 22, 1970, Calgary, Canada
- Home: Houston
Princeton University, B.A., 1992; Harvard, J.D., 1995
- Professional Career:
Clerk, U.S. Appeals Court Judge J. Michael Luttig, 1995; clerk, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, 1996; lawyer, Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, 1997-99; domestic policy adviser, Bush-Cheney campaign, 1999-2000; associate deputy U.S. attorney general, 2001; policy-planning office director, Federal Trade Commission, 2001-02; Texas solicitor general, 2003-08; lawyer, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, 2008-12.
- Ethnicity: Hispanic/Latino
- Family: Married (Heidi Cruz); 2 children
Cuban-American Ted Cruz is Texas’ junior senator. His successful bid in 2012 to succeed retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison—which came after he easily dispatched a primary opponent who had the strong backing of Texas’s Republican establishment—was seen as an affirmation of the tea party movement’s power. His victory prompted immediate comparisons to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another young conservative Latino on the rise. Read More
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The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.