With the big announcement last month for his Presidential bid, who better to feature as our April Monthly Conservative Man than Senator Ted Cruz? Over the past few years, few have done more for the Republican Party than Cruz.

Ted has been “cruzing” to success from the very beginning. The Senator from Texas graduated with honors from Princeton University and with high honors from Harvard Law School. As we have all witnessed Cruz is fast to snap back with witty remarks and comments which is why it is no shock that he was a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship. He was Princeton’s highest-ranked debater at the championship, and Princeton’s debate team later named their annual novice championship after Cruz! Cruz also served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court. He was the first Hispanic ever to clerk for the Chief Justice of the United States.

One of Cruz’s most notable shining moment was his 2013 marathon speech. Cruz took the Senate floor and spoke for more than 21 hours, vowing to “speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand.” This speech included segments of Cruz’s epic twitter hashtag “#MakeDCListen,” in which he read real tweets, posts, and letters from individuals directly affected by Obamacare. This gained attention by conservatives and liberals alike.

Whether you agree with Cruz or not, he definitely makes it hard not to notice him. From the start Cruz has been picking up momentum and he has no signs of slowing down; He has put on his Cruz control! At FFL, we are excited that he was the first candidate to announce their presidential bid, and we wish Senator Cruz good luck and happy campaigning!

To know more about where Ted Cruz stands on all the important issues, check out our “Road to 2016” page!


Stephanie F
FFL Cabinet Member