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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

  • District: Junior Senator from Texas
  • Residence: Houston
  • Born: December 22, 1970; Calgary, Canada
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Heidi Cruz; two children
  • Education: Princeton U., A.B. 1992 (public and international affairs); Harvard U., J.D. 1995
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Paul Sadler, D, to succeed Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R, who retired
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Readiness & Management Support; Seapower); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space - Ranking Member; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Judiciary (Bankruptcy & Courts; Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights - Ranking Member; Crime & Terrorism; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security); Rules & Administration; Special Aging

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State Information: Texas

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Ted Cruz (R) 4,440,137 56.5%
Paul Sadler (D) 3,194,927 40.6%
John Myers (LIBERT) 162,354 2.1%
David Collins (GREEN) 67,404 0.9%
2006 general Kay Hutchison (R) 2,661,789 61.7%
Barbara Radnofsky (D) 1,555,202 36%
Scott Jameson (LIBERT) 97,672 2.3%
2000 general Hazel Chandler (NL)    
Michael Idrogo (REF)    
Kay Hutchison (R) 4,082,091 65%
Gene Kelly (D) 2,030,315 32.4%
Douglas Sandage (GREEN) 91,448 1.5%
Mary Ruwart (LIBERT) 72,798 1.2%
1994 general Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) 2,604,218 60.8%
Richard Fisher (D) 1,639,615 38.3%
Pierre Blondeau (LIBERT) 36,107 0.8%
1993 special Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) 593,338 29%
Bob Krueger (D) 593,239 29%
Joe L. Barton (R) 284,135 13.9%
Jack Fields (R) 277,560 13.6%
Richard Fisher (D) 165,564 8.1%
Jose Angel Gutierrez (D) 52,103 2.6%
Stephen Hopkins (R) 14,753 0.7%
Gene Kelly (D) 11,331 0.6%
C. "Sonny" Payne (D) 6,782 0.3%
Don Richardson (I) 6,209 0.3%
Rick Draheim (LIBERT) 5,677 0.3%
Clymer Wright (R) 5,111 0.2%
Herbert Spiro (R) 4,459 0.2%
Charles Ben Howell (R) 3,866 0.2%
Roger Henson (I) 3,092 0.2%
Chuck Sibley (R) 2,406 0.1%
Rose Floyd (SW) 2,301 0.1%
Thomas D. Spink (R) 2,281 0.1%
Lottie Bolling Hancock (I) 2,242 0.1%
Lou Zaeske (I) 2,191 0.1%
Billy Brown (PP) 2,187 0.1%
James Vallaster (R) 2,124 0.1%
Louis C. Davis (I) 1,548 0.1%
Maco Stewart (I) 1,260 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 43.68% John McCain: 55.45%
2012 : 41.38% : 57.17%
2004 John Kerry: 38% George W. Bush: 61%
2000 Al Gore: 38% George W. Bush: 59%
1996 Bill Clinton: 44% Robert Dole: 49%
1992 Bill Clinton: 37% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 43% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 36% :

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