MSNBC Political Correspondent Kasie Hunt said that Ted Cruz’s biography, including his attendance of Princeton and Harvard was “not necessarily the kind of pedigree that would immediately seem to appeal to the base of the party” on Monday’s “NewsNation” on MSNBC.
Hunt said, “he’s only 44 years old. He was born in Canada, but he renounced his Canadian citizenship over the past year. He grew up in Houston, attended Princeton and Harvard. So, not necessarily the kind of pedigree that would immediately seem to appeal to the base of the party, but at the same time those are the voters he’s going after here.”
She added, “he also clerked at the Supreme Court, was the Texas Solicitor General, and worked on the 2000 Bush campaign. He was a lawyer actually working on the Florida recount. He was elected first to the Senate just in 2012. So, there are many Republicans in his party who think that this step is a little bit ambitious for somebody whose only been in the Senate for about three years.”
(h/t Real Clear Politics)