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Hispanic Senators in the U.S.
Republican Ted Cruz of Texas became the eighth Hispanic to get elected to the senate. Here is a list of the Latino senators that have preceded him.

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Ted Cruz

Republican of Texas

Elected in November 2012

(AP)

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

Republican of Florida

2011- present

(AP)

Robert Menéndez

Robert Menéndez

Democrat of New Jersey

2006- present

(AP)

Mel Martinez

Mel Martinez

Republican of Florida

2005-2009

(AP)

Ken Salazar

Ken Salazar

Democrat of Colorado

2005-2009

(AP)

Joseph Montoya

Joseph Montoya

Democrat of New Mexico

1964-1977

(Library of Congress/www.loc.gov)

Dennis Chavez

Dennis Chavez

Democrat of New Mexico

1935-1962

(Library of Congress/www.loc.gov)

Octaviano Ambrioso Larrazolo

Octaviano Ambrioso Larrazolo

Republican of New Mexico

1928-1929

Became ill and died while in office.

Hispanic Senators in the U.S.

Republican Ted Cruz of Texas became the eighth Hispanic to get elected to the senate. Here is a list of the Latino senators that have preceded him.

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