New Congress Convenes with Record Number of Latino Members

Cruz-HeadshotFox News Latino, 1/3/2012

The new Congress, convening Thursday, includes the most Latino members ever.

The 113th Congress includes one more Hispanic in the U.S. Senate, bringing the total to three. History was made when Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate, became the first Latino to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate after he handily defeated Democratic challenger Paul Sadler in the seat that was held by retiring GOP Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison.

Cruz, who was backed by the Tea Party, joins New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a Republican. All three are attorneys and Cuban American in a country where an overwhelming majority of Latinos are Mexican.

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