[Republican](https://doctorparadox.net/the-gop-is-3-cults-in-a-trenchcoat/) Senator from Texas. * Born Dec 1970 * His father is Rafael Cruz, a pastor in the Christian charismatic movement and [7 Mountains Dominionist](https://doctorparadox.net/dictionaries/authoritarianism/dominionism/). * Married to Heidi Nelson since 2001, with two daughters (Caroline & Catherine) * Ran for president in 2016 but lost the Republican nomination to [[Donald Trump]] * Famously prostrated himself to Trump after the then-candidate trashed Cruz's wife.