Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz released new U.S. Senate campaign ads focusing on Cruz's work as an appellate lawyer for a Chinese tire-maker against an American businessman.
Rafael Edward Cruz, commonly known as Ted Cruz, is a lawyer and the newly-elected junior U.S. Senator from Texas, replacing former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, who announced her retirement in early 2011. His wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, heads the regional wealth management office for Goldman Sachs in Houston. They have 2 young daughters.
Cruz was born in Calgary ...
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