Our Canadian-born junior Senator, who has been in public office for barely two years, is running for President. But his inability to expand the electorate makes it hard to see how he expands the electoral map beyond the 47% that Mitt Romney garnered in 2012.
- Filibuster against raising the minimum wage: Unless you consider tax cuts the only viable economic message, Ted Cruz has done nothing to advocate for workers. The two most notable charges against him are his filibuster against raising the minimum wage, and his leading the charge to shutdown the government in 2013 which led to delayed veterans benefits and furloughed workers.
- Staunchly opposed to immigration reform. Ted Cruz takes such a hard line against immigration reform that he was willing to shutdown the Department of Homeland Security this year.
- Against access to affordable healthcare. Texas has the highest rate of uninsured people in America - many of whom are Latinos. The state's uninsured number, which was as high as six million at one point, has since been reduced to roughly five million because of the ACA. Meanwhile Senator Cruz stands firmly against the ACA, having filibustered against a law that has provided health coverage to 16 million Americans.
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