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Sen. Ted Cruz Renounces Canadian Citizenship

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:37:43 +0000

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) -- Ted Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Cruz, born in the Great White North, was a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. His office provided ABC News with a copy of the Canadian Renunciation Letter, which says he officially renounced his Canadian citizenship last month. The letter is signed by a Canadian minister and was opened at Cruz's home in Houston.

Cruz first discovered his dual citizenship last year after the Dallas Morning News reported it. The Texas senator has considered himself a possible presidential contender in 2016, and said in August 2013 he would renounce his dual citizenship.

"Nothing against Canada," Cruz said at the time, "but I'm an American by birth and, as a U.S. senator, I believe I should only be an American."

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