Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas waits to be announced to speak at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) meeting, April 29, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington. 
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5 of the most popular Ted Cruz questions


On March 23, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to officially announce his bid to the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Within 24 hours of announcing, 2.1 million people generated 5.5 million interactions around Cruz, according to Facebook. Cruz’s announcement inspired the most Facebook activity of any GOP presidential bid but came in second to the activity around Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch. 

These were the most-searched questions on Google during the Cruz launch extravaganza and their answers. 

Top Googled questions about Ted Cruz from March 23

1) Where was Ted Cruz born?

Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada and raised in Houston, Texas. 

2) Is Ted Cruz eligible to be a U.S. president?

Yes, his mother was born in Delaware and through her U.S. citizenship he is a natural born citizen eligible for the presidency. 

3) How old is Ted Cruz?

He was born on Dec. 22, 1970, which makes him 44 years old. 

4) What does Ted Cruz stand for?

Cruz’s full name is Rafael Edward Cruz.

5) How long has Ted Cruz served in the U.S. Senate?

Cruz was elected as the 34th U.S. senator of Texas in 2012. He has been a senator for three years. 

Previously: See the answers to the most Googled questions about Mike HuckabeeHillary ClintonMarco RubioBernie SandersBen Carson, and Carly Fiorina.