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At Goldman Sachs, Ted Cruz's Wife Heidi Worked in "Wealth Management," Not "Helping Lift People out of Poverty"

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Heidi Cruz served as a managing director at Goldman, and ran “the Houston wealth management unit, which handles portfolios for clients with an average net worth of $40 million." In a CNN interview in January, Heidi Cruz described that work in detail, saying she ran “the private wealth business in the Southwest from Houston.” "The job that I have at that firm is, in many ways, in my view, the heart of helping people who have achieved the American dream," she said. Employees of that same bank were collectively among the top donors to Ted Cruz’s 2012 Senate race. The bank also gave Cruz a personal loan that helped him finance his Senate race — which went undisclosed on his campaign finance reports and is now being reviewed by the Federal Election Commission.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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