Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz | TX-SEN

General Election: November 6, 2018
Endorsed: June 18, 2018
Age: 47
Hometown: Houston, TX
Professional Background: Lawyer


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Biography

Political Experience: US Senator, 2013-Present

Pro-Growth Highlights:

  • Aggressively championed and led the fight for the repeal of Obamacare.
  • Took on party leadership in numerous battles on economic issues ranging from spending and earmarks to healthcare and regulations.
  • Top 5 lifetime-ranked economic conservative in the US Senate.

Race Details

Senator Ted Cruz (CFG Lifetime Rating: 93%) has been a staunch champion of economic conservatism during his first term in the Senate. Though Texas is generally a strong conservative state, it only went for Donald Trump by 9 points in 2016, a weaker margin than that obtained by Mitt Romney or John McCain in the previous two Presidential elections. In addition, polling shows a potentially close race between Cruz and his liberal Democrat challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rouke (CFG Lifetime Rating: 8%), who has also been a very aggressive fundraiser. Cruz will need outside help in order to hold his Senate seat in a competitive midterm election environment.

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