|Sen. Cruz formally gives up Canadian citizenship|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
AUSTIN, Texas — Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country’s citizenship — doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016.
Spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Cruz’s action became official May 14 and that Texas’ junior senator received written confirmation at his home in Houston on Tuesday.
She said the tea-party-backed Republican “is pleased to have the process finalized.”
“Being a U.S. Senator representing Texas, it makes sense he should be only an American citizen,” Frazier said in an email.
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