Sen. Ted Cruz to appear on New Jersey primary ballot

New Jersey judge rules that Sen. Ted Cruz

New Jersey judge rules that Sen. Ted Cruz is eligible for presidential nomination in the state. (Credit: File Photo)

TRENTON - Sen. Ted Cruz will appear on the New Jersey Republican presidential primary ballot.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno issued a final decision Wednesday.

The Texas Republican faced challenges to his appearance on the June 7 ballot from Catholic University of America law professor Victor Williams and the South Jersey Concerned Citizens Committee.

The challengers questioned whether Cruz was a natural-born citizen because he was born in Canada.

On Tuesday a judge ruled that Cruz meets the constitutional requirements to be president and can appear on the ballot.

Cruz was born to a Cuban father and American mother. He is a U.S. citizen.

Guadagno had the final say on the matter, accepting the judge's ruling.

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