- About Us
- Community Guidelines

Advertising on BOR
- Advertise on BOR


We're Counting On You.

Burnt Orange Report is redeveloping our website for the first time in almost a decade.

We're counting on your support to continue providing you free and frequent coverage of progressive issues that matter to Texans.

Help us build a website that is as great as the content we publish on it.

BREAKING: Ted Cruz Loses Texas Residency Due to Time Spent in Iowa, Must Renounce Senate Seat

by: Katie Singh

Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 02:00 PM CDT

Ed. Note: Check the date on the post...

Freshman Senator Ted Cruz lost his Texas residency today due to the inordinate amount of time he has spent in Iowa in recent months. As a result, Cruz will have to renounce his senate seat by the end of the week.

Cruz's frequent visits to Iowa during Congressional recesses have come to outnumber the amount of time Cruz spends in Texas, leading the Texas Secretary of State to rule that Cruz is no longer eligible to represent Texas in the Senate.

In a press conference, Cruz appeared to be unfazed by the ruling. "I don't need to be a Senator to spread my message of freedom and liberty to the American public. I think I can be more effective as an outsider." said Cruz. "In fact, I was beginning to have doubts about the constitutionality of the U.S. Senate anyway. Why would the Founders design an institution that just makes more Washington insiders instead of promoting liberty? It seems to me like this is another failed policy forced on the American people by Barack Obama and I am happy to be leaving it."

"Besides," added Cruz, "It's not like I was accomplishing anything in the Senate anyway."

Read about Cruz's back-up plan below the jump.

Despite Cruz's nonchalant attitude in the press conference, some insiders are reporting that he's considering another run for Senate to represent Iowa.

"All non-Ivy League educated people are the same to Ted," said a source, who preferred to remain anonymous. "He doesn't really care who his constituents are as long as he has a title. And if he represents Iowa, he definitely has a better chance of winning the 2016 Iowa Caucuses."

The source also said that Cruz has a contingency plan if becoming a senator from Iowa doesn't work out.

"I think his backup plan is to move back to Texas and push for secession. Ted Cruz would love it if Texas became its own country. At least then he could be president of somewhere."

This is an April Fools' Day post. Unfortunately, it is not real. But imagine if it were!

Copyright Burnt Orange Report, all rights reserved.
Do not republish without express written permission.

Tags: , , (All Tags)
Print Friendly View Send As Email

Amazon Referrals
Buying Back-to-School Books?

Use BOR's Amazon Referral and we'll receive a share of your purchase, at no cost to you!

Click here to shop.

Connect With BOR

2014 Texas Elections
Follow BOR for who's in, who's out, and who's up.

Candidate Tracker:
-- Statewide Races
-- Congressional Races
-- State Senate Races
-- State Rep. Races
-- SBOE Races
-- Austin City Council

Click here for all 2014 Elections coverage


Make a New Account



Forget your username or password?

Texas Blue Pages

Texas Blue Pages
A career network for progressives.


Shared On Facebook

Burnt Orange Reporters
Editor and Publisher:
Katherine Haenschen

Senior Staff Writers:
Genevieve Cato
Joe Deshotel
Ben Sherman

Staff Writers:
Omar Araiza
Emily Cadik
Phillip Martin
Natalie San Luis
Katie Singh
Joseph Vogas

Byron LaMasters

Blogger Emeritus:
Karl-Thomas Musselman

Read staff bios here.

Traffic Ratings
- Alexa Rating
- Quantcast Ratings

Powered by: SoapBlox