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Ted Cruz

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Ted Cruz is a Texas senator who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election. He is the first Hispanic American to serve as a senator from Texas. Prior to his 2012 election to the U.S. Senate, Cruz was solicitor general of Texas, as well as a lawyer in private practice and in the U.S. Department of Justice; he served as domestic policy advisor to George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. Cruz identifies as a Southern Baptist and often invites his father, a preacher, to accompany him on speaking engagements. Cruz has noted the way his faith has informed his staunch opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. His foreign policy stance emphasizes a strong U.S. military and stringent border controls, as well as maintaining a strong and amicable relationship between Israel and the United States. Cruz received his B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. 
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