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Ted Cruz

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For the first time last night the top five GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate met to debate. KERA’s Shelley Kofler reports sparks occasionally flew as the state’s former solicitor general took aim at the Lieutenant Governor.

Ted Cruz

Age: 41
Residence: Houston

Professional/Political Experience: Princeton University; Harvard Law School; Clerk, Chief Justice William Rehnquist; Deputy Attorney General; Director of the Office of Policy Planning, FTC; Texas Solicitor General 2003-2008.

Texas Connection: Born in Canada, raised in Houston; Student speaker for Houston’s Free Enterprise Institution.