2016 Political Profiles: Ted Cruz


Allison Neal, Co-Editor

Featured Candidate:

Ted Cruz officially announced his run for president on March 23 during a speech at Liberty University. His opponents in the Republican primary are Donald Trump and John Kasich.

Alma Mater:

Princeton University and Harvard Law School

Known for:

He is a junior U.S. Senator for Texas and wrote a book titled A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America published by HarperCollins in June of 2015.


  • Protecting of second amendment rights
  • Holding the Constitution as a stricter standard for law/repealing laws he believes to be unconstitutional
  • Increasing U.S. border security
  • Increasing military power
  • Supporting Israel
  • Defending pro-life laws and fighting to take taxpayer money from Planned Parenthood
  • Imposing “Cruz Simple Flat Tax Plan”