History making night for former Solicitor General
After a grueling primary victory over Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Ted Cruz had a much easier time in the general election, easily defeating Democrat Paul Sadler and winning the Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison. In his victory speech, Cruz said it was a dream come true for him and his father, who moved to the United States after fighting with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution.
“Nobody could have suggested to that young teenager that 55 years later his son might be elected a U.S. Senator,” Cruz told supporters Tuesday night.
Cruz becomes the first Hispanic to represent the state of Texas in the Senate. Congressman Ted Poe told Matt Patrick and Michael Berry on KTRH’s Election Night Special that Cruz is going to shake things up in the nation’s capitol.
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“He’ll wake up the ‘Siesta’ Senate,” Poe said. “Harry Reid won’t know what hit him when Ted Cruz shows up. It’s very good for our state.”
Cruz said he would work with newly re-elected President Barrack Obama, but warned that if the President continued down the path he started four years ago, he will be a thorn in his side.
“I will spend every waking moment leading the fight to stop it,” Cruz said, referring to some of Obama’s policies, including the Affordable Care Act.
While speaking to his supporters last night, Cruz outlined his priorities. At the top of the list is cutting spending and cutting the national debt.
Cruz said he will fight to, “Cut spending and the debt so our children and grandchildren don’t have to live in a world overshadowed by debt from which they cannot escape.”
Cruz also said he would fight for lower taxes and less regulation. He also said he would battle against some of the other policies that President Obama pursued during his first term in office.
“We cannot continue the Obama policies because they are not working. People are hurting. Small businesses are struggling. Twenty-three million people are out of work,” Cruz proclaimed.
He closed his victory speech with a promise to the people of Texans.
Cruz said, “My pledge to you is to work every single day in the U.S, Senate to champion small businesses and to help them do what they do best, which is create jobs.”