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Top 10 Weird Facts About Ted Cruz

Dear America,

We here in Texas want to let you know a little bit about the people that a very small fraction of our voters have elected - because it ain't all yellow roses.

With that in mind, here are some things you probably don’t know about Ted Cruz...

  1. Ted Cruz Was Born in Canada

    Born in Canada (to a Cuban-American father), he officially renounced his citizenship in 2014.

  1. Ted Cruz Hates Avocados

    There are many offensive things that he has said, but in a state where guacamole is a national treasure, this could be the most offensive. The Dallas Observer said "this is what happens when we elect a Canadian."

  2. He Read 'Green Eggs and Ham' on the Senate Floor

    In a widely lampooned fake filibuster in 2013, he read Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor.

  3. Texas has the highest uninsured population in America, yet he opposes the Affordable Care Act

    The Affordable Care Act has helped 1.2 million Texans - and 16 million Americans - get access to affordable health coverage.

  4. Thinks the United Nations Wants to Destroy Golf Courses

    Ted Cruz thinks the United Nations is trying to eliminate golf. Seriously.

  5. Ted Cruz Opposes the Freedom to Marry

    Cruz has vowed to stop gay marriage, going so far as to introduce a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws.

  6. Ted Cruz Was One of Eight Senators to Vote Against the Violence Against Women Act

    There's nothing snarky to say about this one - it's too upsetting.

  7. Houston Chronicle Wrote Editorial Regretting Their Endorsement of Cruz

    The Houston Chronicle wished they had a do-over.

  8. He Offers Praise for Jesse Helms

    Cruz's first ever political contribution was a check to the late North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms. He was quoted as saying, "we need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the US Senate."

  9. Ted Cruz Has a Latino Voter Problem

    Cruz, who is of Cuban descent, underperformed among Latino voters in Texas even by Republican standards - receiving fewer votes from the Latino community than likes of Rick Perry. He is also adamantly against immigration reform.