Cruz was Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008 appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat which was vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.
S. He was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas the youngest Solicitor General in the United States and had the longest tenure in Texas history. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign.