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The charity Ted Cruz plans on donating his salary to

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a prayer vigile organized by the Christian Defense Coalition outside the White House September 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. Cruz and members of the coalition called for the release of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini from an Iranian prison where he has been held for over a year. Credit: Getty Images

Earlier this week Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he'd be donating his Senate salary to charity for each day that the government is shut down. We asked his office if it could specify what charity.

A few days later, we have an answer! A spokeswoman for Cruz writes in:

Sen. Cruz has decided to donate his salary during the partial government shutdown to YES Prep a group of charter schools providing an excellent education to low-income children in the Houston area. Sen. Cruz and his wife, Heidi, are long-time supporters of YES Prep.

Cruz joins a line of other congressmen, both Democrats and Republicans, who say they'll either ask that their pay be withheld until the shut down has ended or donate to a charity of their choice.


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