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Heidi Cruz: Daughter was against me leaving job to campaign for Ted

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Cruz. his wife Heidi, and their daughters Caroline (center front,
in pink) and Catherine (right, in pink) are pictured at a
campaign event in 2016.


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  • Heidi Cruz says her eldest daughter, Caroline, was not
    supportive of her decision to take a leave of absence from her
    job at Goldman Sachs in 2015 to campaign for her husband, Ted.
  • She says in a new profile in The Atlantic that Caroline, who
    was seven when the campaign started, asked if the job of first
    lady was paid.
  • When Caroline learned that it was not, she allegedly told her
    mother: “That’s a bad deal for you.”

Ted Cruz’s eldest daughter was apparently none-too-pleased that
her mother
took unpaid leave
to help him campaign in the 2016 Republican
presidential primary.

In a profile of Heidi Cruz in
The Atlantic
published Thursday, the wife of the Texas
senator said her daughter Caroline, who was seven when the
campaign started, was confused as to why she would leave her job
as a managing director at Goldman Sachs to hit the campaign
trail.

“I tried to articulate, you know, ‘It’s actually for the country,
it’s a much bigger project than ourselves.'” Cruz told reporter
Elaina Plott. “And she wanted to know, if we won, was the first
lady paid?”

When Cruz told her that it was not, Caroline allegedly responded:
“That’s a bad deal for you. We shouldn’t do this.”


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Cruz shares a moment with his daughter Caroline after his debate
against Beto O’Rourke on September 21.


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Plott was skeptical Caroline actually said this. “I’m not sure
whether this conversation happened word for word with her
daughter,” Plott wrote. “It may more accurately reflect one Heidi
had with herself.”

During the primary, Caroline made some headlines of her own, when
television cameras caught her
recoiling from her dad’s kiss
, and later teasing him during a
CNN town
hall
about the fact that her school had footage of him in a
pink feather boa for a daddy-daughter picnic.

While Cruz won the first primary, in Iowa, he started to drag
behind then-Republican candidate Donald Trump, and eventually
suspended his campaign in May.

He’s currently running for reelection in Texas against Rep. Beto
O’Rourke. As of Thursday, Cruz leads O’Rourke by an average of
seven points, according to
Real Clear Politics
.

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