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Cruz in Control of Family Narrative

October 25, 2011

3:31 p.m. Update: The Cruz campaign notes that the Dallas Morning News story was not the first instance in which Cruz specified that his father came to the U.S. before Castro took power. He has said before, including during his speech at the Republican Leadership Conference this year, that his father arrived in Texas in 1957.

If you're Ted Cruz, running in a competitive GOP Senate primary in Texas, the constant parallels to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are welcome. Most of the time.

The Dallas Morning News takes a closer look at the timing of Cruz's father's trip from Cuba to the U.S. Cruz has says, after being asked, that his father left Cuba in 1957, before Castro took power.

No one is accusing Cruz of misrepresenting anything. Cruz has said before that his father fought on the same side as Castro. But Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford -- also a Cruz supporter -- introduced the former state solicitor general at the recent Values Voter Summit and said his father "escaped Castro."

More than anything else, the story is an interesting anecdote about how pols with compelling personal narratives will likely come under heavier scrutiny, in light of the recent revelation that the timing of Rubio's parents' journey, as previously written in his Senate biography, was inaccurate.

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