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Wrong Heidi Cruz?

Ms. Heidi Cruz Nelson

Managing Director

Goldman , Sachs & Co.

Direct Phone: (713) ***-****       

Email: h***@***.com

Goldman , Sachs & Co.

200 West Street

New York, New York 10282

United States

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) is a global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a range of services worldwide to a client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-n... more

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Background Information


Host Committee Member
Texas Conference

Board of Advisors
Creo Inc.

Board Member
The North American Institute

Term Member
# 8221

Senior Advisor
U.S. Treasury Department


Economics and International Relations
Claremont McKenna College

economics and international relations
CMC Publications


Harvard Business School




Harvard University

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Heidi Cruz took time off from ...

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Heidi Cruz took time off from her career at Goldman Sachs to tour around the country with her objectively repugnant husband on his quixotic quest to be the GOP nominee for president, so you'll have to forgive her if she's a bit out of sorts now that her husband has been roundly defeated by a venal, fact-allergic democrat.

It takes a toll on a person to realize that they wasted so much time in such a public setting, and she also got elbowed in the head a few times.
Still, according to the Texas Tribune, Heidi seems to be taking this a bit too hard...
On a conference call with the campaign's National Prayer Team, Heidi Cruz portrayed Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, which ended a week ago, as one part of a broader journey similar to the abolition of slavery.
"I don't want you to feel like any of this was in vain," Heidi Cruz said. "I believe in the power of prayer. This doesn't always happen on the timing of man, and God does not work in four-year segments." "Be full of faith and so full of joy that this team was chosen to fight a long battle," she continued. "Think that slavery - it took 25 years to defeat slavery. That is a lot longer than four years."
You can tell Heidi works at Goldman, because while her math is impeccable, her underlying reasoning is sure to provoke some controversy.
Heidi Cruz Likens Husband's Campaign to Efforts to End Slavery [Texas Tribune]
Decision 2016, Goldman Sachs, Heidi Cruz, politics, Ted Cruz

Heidi Cruz got an elbow to ...

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Heidi Cruz got an elbow to the face-will Melania Trump get much more?

In this particular moment of crisis and reconciliation, Heidi Cruz stood at her husband's side, ready to meet his embrace as he turned from the lectern and (symbolically, at least) away from a party that had very nearly been his to lead. They embraced for eight seconds-Cruz's face obscured from the cameras, an intimate moment between two partners.
And then, the senator elbowed his wife in the face.
To be clear, the violence was inadvertent: a traffic jam of hands and elbows and noses as Cruz turned to hug it out with his father, Rafael, who was standing immediately behind him.
On the one hand, both Trump and Cruz have aligned themselves with strong-even brazen-female figures.
Heidi Cruz has a formidable résumé: Armed with an MBA from Harvard, she is a former director of the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council (where she reported to Condoleezza Rice), a former director of the Latin American office of the Treasury Department, and presently, a director at Goldman Sachs (where she is on leave). She was even an economic adviser to a leading Republican presidential campaign-it just happened to be Bush 2000, and not Cruz 2016.
And yet most of Heidi Cruz's time on the trail was spent performing genial if largely forgettable duties: the wife as helpmeet. Her most memorable campaign performances included recounting a story about her husband's purchase of 100 cans of Campbell's soup when they were newlyweds, and assuring the American public that he is not, in fact, the Zodiac Killer.
Heidi Cruz got an elbow to the face-will Melania Trump get much more?
In this particular moment of crisis and reconciliation, Heidi Cruz stood at her husbands side, ready to meet his embrace as he turned from the lectern and (symbolically, at least) away from a party that had very nearly been his to lead.

Cruz is married to Heidi ...

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Cruz is married to Heidi Nelson Cruz, a managing director at Goldman Sachs in Texas.

Heidi Cruz has also served at the National Security Council at the White House and was an adviser to President George W. Bush and then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
On religion, Cruz describes himself this way, "I'm Cuban, Irish, and Italian, and yet somehow I ended up Southern Baptist."14
Cruz has been a mostly consistent advocate in the Senate for the issues and causes he campaigned on. The most notable example of this is his opposition to Obamacare, which he campaigned against consistently in 2012. He held a 21½-hour filibuster in an effort to hold up the Senate's continuing resolution (the legislation required to keep the government funded and operating until a budget is passed) in an effort to defund Obamacare in the resolution.15 The continuing resolution was eventually passed (without the defunding provision Cruz called for) but not before a 16-day shutdown of the federal government.16
Although he has generally been consistent in voting with his professed views, he has reversed himself on a few issues that seem politically opportunistic.
His largest reversal was on granting fast-track negotiating authority to President Obama. A longtime proponent of free trade, Cruz cited concerns relating to U.S. immigration policy and an alleged secret deal by Republican leadership to preserve the Export-Import Bank in exchange for passage of fast-track authority and announced his opposition to the deal.17
Cruz also reversed himself on key immigration issues. He introduced an amendment to the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill in 2013 that would give legal status but prohibit citizenship to most otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants in the country.18 However, in the fifth Republican debate, in December 2015, he said he opposed giving any legal status to such immigrants and rejected assertions that he previously held a different position.19 He also proposed significant increases to the number of H-1B visas for skilled workers but then announced in mid-November 2015 that he opposed any increases in legal immigration until the U.S. labor market improved.20
While there is little to suggest Cruz has failed to keep his word to voters, some of his Republican colleagues in the Senate believe he has not been fully faithful to pledges made to party leadership. Cruz promised his colleagues in the spring of 2013 he would not actively work to defeat Republican incumbents that weren't sufficiently conservative, but in February 2014 it was discovered he signed a fundraising letter for a Tea Party group trying to beat several incumbent Republican senators, including Thad Cochran, Mitch McConnell and Pat Roberts. Whether Cruz broke his word likely depends on whether signing a fundraising letter constitutes "actively" trying to defeat incumbent Republicans.
Cruz has not hesitated to challenge his party's leadership over principles. Cruz pressed ahead with his strategy to defund Obamacare despite Republican leadership's opposition,21 and he has been critical of leadership over their approach to immigration as well.22
There is little to suggest unethical or scandalous behavior on the part of Cruz, although he failed to report during his 2012 campaign that he received a substantial loan from Goldman Sachs and a line of credit from Citibank that helped fund his candidacy, disclosure of which was required by federal election law.23 He did report the loans in ethics filings after he was elected.
He also failed to initially disclose on Senate ethics forms a promissory note related to an old investment in a Caribbean-based private equity firm, but he later amended his report once he realized the error.24
Cruz has received a number of distinctions throughout his career. As a litigator, he has a lifetime record of 23 wins and 4 losses in the courtroom. He has also won the "Best Brief Award" from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) for Supreme Court briefs he authored in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.25American Lawyer magazine named him one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America in 2007.
Cruz has earned a following among Tea Party conservatives for his views, although he has not similarly endeared himself to his colleagues in the Senate. In a speech on the Senate floor, Cruz denounced the Republican majority leader for what he called a "lie" over a vote being scheduled to bring back the Export-Import Bank.26 Critics complain he has violated Senate decorum and used his position to promote his campaign, and generally has not shown an ability to work well with his Republican colleagues.27 One columnist noted recently, "No one in recent memory has made so strong a negative first impression in the Senate and then expanded it so dramatically among colleagues in both parties."28
He was successful in attracting 15 to 20 of his conservative colleagues in the House to join him in his attempt to attach the defunding of Obamacare to the continuing resolution that was needed to avoid a federal government shutdown.29 The move was generally seen to have backfired and caused many to question Cruz's political judgment. Few thought the strategy would succeed, the federal government shut down, and Republicans took a beating in the polls. The defunding effort also drew attention away from the near-immediate collapse of the Obamacare exchange website which occurred at the same time as the shutdown.30
Cruz is a stellar speaker. One profile had this to say on his speaking skills:
Cruz also is a fabulous communicator and articulator of conservative principles. Professor Alan Dershowitz, not noted for his historic sympathy for conservatism, said of his days at Harvard Law School, "Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.
He won several different awards as the best student speaker in America, and Cruz was semi-finalist in the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship.

According to this article from the ...

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According to this article from the IB Times, it is Heidi Cruz who assisted greatly in this deed when she was with Goldman-Sachs. All the while on the campaign trail she is touting that "yes, I care about the economic growth of Latin American nations, well of course she does, she is sending them our jobs"! Keep in mind, her average client had a portfolio in excess of $40,000,000..

Then there's Heidi Cruz, ...

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Then there's Heidi Cruz, working for Goldman-Sachs, the very emblem of "crony capitalism" with its direct pipeline to Washington and the political class generally.

What we had were 2 RINOs (Pataki and Graham), 6 E-men (¡Jeb!, Christie, Kasich, Fiorina, Perry, Rubio (posing as a Conservative but not fooling too many)), 3 outliers who were hard to classify but could never establish a solid base of support (Carson, Santorum, and Huckabee), 2 special cases (Walker and Jindal - suffice it to say here that neither man caught fire early), 1 wacky Libertarian (Rand Paul), 1 actual Conservative who looked weak on immigration (Cruz) - and Donald Trump.
Some of us, of course, favored Cruz with reservations, but Trump garnered early, enthusiastic support for which there is no substitute.
Well, Cruz hasn't lost yet. I don't like the odds, but he still has a chance, at least for the next few days.
Cruz ran a badly-flawed campaign
But Cruz, mere mortal, must be as perfect as Jesus Christ.

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