On March 23rd, Sen. Ted Cruz became the first Republican to jump into the 2016 presidential race. Now that 16 candidates are competing for the GOP nomination, we've decided to take another look at the Texas lawmaker so that you can test how much you know about him.
Ted Cruz was born to an American mother and a Cuban father.
Cruz also clerked for William Rehnquist, which makes him the first Hispanic to clerk for a Chief Justice of the United States.
Cruz was the first Republican to announce his 2016 presidential campaign.
Cruz met his wife, Heidi Nelson Cruz, during this time: she was also a policy advisor for the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.
“I may well be allergic. It makes me physically sick,” said Cruz of this food.