The most Googled questions about 2016 presidential candidates
Ted Cruz at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 24, 2015.
By MSNBC staff
Each time a 2016 presidential hopeful announced his/her candidacy, people relied on Google for answers to their most pressing questions about the potential commanders in chief. Here's a roundup of the top questions people searched for on Google about the candidates -- plus answers. (Hint: Age seems to be a popular curiosity.)
Where was Ted Cruz born? Republican Sen. Cruz of Texas was born in Calgary, Canada, and raised in Houston, Texas.
How tall is Rand Paul? GOP Sen. Paul of Kentucky stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall. If he wins the primary, he would be the shortest presidential nominee for a major party since Michael Dukakis for president as the Democratic nominee in 1988, according to Bloomberg Politics.
Is Carly Fiorina Republican? Yes, Fiorina is a Republican, but she has never held elected office. She unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Barbara Boxer for one of California’s U.S. senate seats in 2010, and served as an economic adviser on John McCain’s 2008 GOP presidential campaign.
How old is Bernie Sanders? The Independent Sen. Sanders of Vermont is 73 years old and was born on September 8, 1941. He is the oldest of the currently declared 2016 candidates, and the only Democrat besides Clinton currently in the running.