These 10 Ted Cruz Facts Should Be On Your Mind Before You Vote

10. Parents Escaped Cuba During Castro’s Takeover

Ted Cruz has been very public and proud of his family’s exodus from Cuba during Fidel Castro’s takeover. Cruz has even used this story as almost the basis of him entering the political spotlight, and ends nearly every one of his speeches discussing his family history. Cruz has been quoted numerous times as saying “My dad fled Cuba…The reason I’m running is simple. He fled oppression once. And you have my word that I’ll fight every day to protect freedom here, so that none of us have to flee oppression a second time.”

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