Ted Cruz Bio Box
Republican U.S. senator from Texas, elected in 2012.
Attended Harvard Law School.
Favorite of conservative Tea Party movement.
In 2013, held the floor in Senate for 21 hours, 19 minutes to urge Congress to cut off funds for President Barack Obama's health care law.
If elected, he would be first Hispanic U.S. president.
Some of his stated goals:
- Repeal President Obama's health care law
- Abolish the Internal Revenue Service
- Eliminate the Department of Education