03/24/2015 02:33 pm ET Updated Mar 24, 2015

Here's A Few Ways Ted Cruz Diverges With Latino Voters, In Addition To Immigration

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When U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced his candidacy on Monday, some Latino groups dismissed him immediately, primarily because of his hardline views on immigration.

But Cruz’s political differences with Latino voters don’t stop with immigration, the issue most commonly associated with the Hispanic community. While the Texas Tea Party candidate hopes to become the first Hispanic president of the United States, his views diverge from prevailing opinion among Hispanics on a range of issues, from the role of government to gay marriage.

Here’s a few of the many ways in which Cruz doesn’t represent Latino public opinion.

Ted Cruz's Views Are Out Of Step With Latino Voters'