Meanwhile, Texas senator Ted Cruz, whose wife Heidi Nelson Cruz is the other Republican with Adventist ties* hoping for a Pennsylvania Avenue mailing address in 2016, sat in fourth place among GOP hopefuls, polling at about 8.8%.
Heidi Cruz, the daughter of Seventh-day Adventist missionaries and Harvard Business School graduate, is a managing director at Goldman Sachs, on leave during her husband's presidential campaign.
also said that the campaign would file corrected reports as needed, and that Cruz
had not attempted to hide anything.
If the citizenship debate harms Cruz
among a Republican electorate suspicious of anything appearing "un-American" (whether or not his
Canadian birth proves a legal impediment, which seems unlikely), the Goldman Sachs
financial disclosures could undercut his
credibility as a self-styled foe of Wall Street's "crony capitalism" and as an opponent of "New York values."
Also ironic: The New York Times
has reported on Heidi Cruz's
love of "The Apprentice," the TV show that helped make Donald Trump a celebrity.
talked up the show during her 2004 Southern Adventist University commencement address (one last odd coincidence: Ben Carson was Southern's 2005 commencement speaker).
This week, the Times noted Mrs. Cruz's
reiteration of her 2004 praise for "The Apprentice," despite current tensions between her husband's campaign and Donald Trump's:
Ironies aside, Heidi Cruz
has been and continues to be instrumental to her
husband's political aspirations.
An earlier version of this article misidentified Heidi Cruz
as an Adventist