[June 11, 2014]NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator
Ted Cruz of Texas has given up his Canadian citizenship, roughly nine
months after learning he was a dual citizen, his office said on Tuesday.
Cruz, a Republican who is believed to be considering a bid for the
White House in 2016, received a "certificate of renunciation of
Canadian citizenship" at his Houston home on Tuesday, said his
spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier.
The Dallas Morning News first reported the citizenship issue last
August and said the news came as a surprise to Cruz, who was born in
The revelation created a potential embarrassment for Cruz and raised
questions about whether he was eligible to run for president.