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Cruz's life defies simplification

Cruz's life defies simplification

POSTED: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 8:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:20am

If Ted Cruz were just an Irish-American lawyer with degrees from Princeton and Harvard who had worked for the Bush administration and prestigious corporate law firms, he'd be indistinguishable among the well-educated, well-paid members of the Texas establishment.

But the 41-year-old Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Houston is a man of many contrasts.

Cruz is the son of a Cuban immigrant, a foreign-born American who memorized the Constitution as a teen and worked his way through Princeton and Harvard after his parents' business went bust. While comfortable with billionaires and establishment politicians, he's also a favorite of the tea party insurgency

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