The Cruz to the Future? book is a non-partisan, fact-driven view of how Texas Sen. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz became a U.S. senator and details, through his quotes and public information his ideas for what he believes will help America grow. Cruz has openly identifies with the Tea Party and garners support from the Republican Liberty Caucus and many independents including democrats. The Washington Post calls Cruz's Texas senate election victory “the biggest upset … a true grassroots victory against very long odds.” Texas Sen. Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz has become a rejuvenation for the Tea Party movement in the U.S. His 21-hour speech on the Senate floor in September 2013 propelled Cruz into the national spotlight. Cruz's beliefs and actions stir much emotion in those following the political realm, he is a modern "superhero" to many and looked upon in adoration and abomination by some.