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The Adorable Thing Ted Cruz Overheard His 2-Year-Old Daughter Say

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“That was a real conversation!”

Holding his daughter Caroline, then-Senate candidate Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, holding their daughter, Catherine, appear before a cheerful crowd after Cruz defeated Republican rival Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff election Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Houston. (AP)

Ted Cruz has earned himself plenty of admirers during his brief time in the U.S. Senate, including someone very special: his 2-year-old daughter.

The Texas Republican told an audience earlier this week about the conversation he recently overheard between his two girls in the car, The Hill reported.

Holding his daughter Caroline, then-Senate candidate Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, holding their daughter, Catherine, appear before a cheerful crowd after Cruz defeated Republican rival Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff election July 31, 2012, in Houston. (AP)

“We’re driving down and Caroline, the 5-year-old, turns to her little sister. She says, ‘Catherine, what do you want to do when you grow up?'" Cruz said.

Cruz said his 2-year-old daughter replied, “I want to work in the U.S. Senate. I want to work with daddy."

Caroline Cruz apparently didn't think much of her little sister's career path, calling it “boring” and saying she wanted to be in a rock band.

“And then Caroline throws in the zinger,” Cruz told the crowd at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. He said the 5-year-old told the 2-year-old, “’Besides, daddy will be dead by then.’”

“That was a real conversation!” the firebrand senator said. “I have to admit, I wonder if Caroline had been speaking to the Republican leadership — if she knew something I didn’t know.”

(H/T: Washington Times)

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