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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz attends the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington in this May 3, 2014, file photo.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz attends the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington in this May 3, 2014, file photo.
(Joshua Roberts/REUTERS)

Why a Texas senator gave up Canadian citizenship to run for president

Alberta-born Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas and a Tea Party favourite that many expect to run for U.S. president in 2016, is no longer a Canadian.

Senator Cruz had vowed to renounce his Canadian citizenship and has now paid the fees and received the official certificate signed by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander confirming he no longer owes any allegiance to the Queen.