For Cruz and Dewhurst, language roles reversed
By UNIVISION NEWS
One is a white, non-Latino native of Houston who speaks Spanish, the other is a second-generation Cuban-American who’s uncomfortable speaking in his father’s native tongue.
For Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz, the traditional language roles have been reversed in Texas’ Republican Senate primary, which has captured national attention.
Dewhurst has displayed his bilingualism to Spanish-language media, while Cruz says he would rather debate the issues in English.
Univision takes a look at how the language divide and Cruz’s Cuban heritage have played a role in the campaign.