At The American Spectator Robert L. Bartley Gala on October 23rd, Senator Ted Cruz gave his first major speech since the government shutdown and his last speech before he hit the campaign trail in Iowa.
Senator Cruz was elected the 34th U.S. Senator from Texas in November 2012. The Washington Post called his election "a true grassroots victory against very long odds." Before running for Senator, he was the youngest person to hold the position of Solicitor General of Texas.