Congratulations go out to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was named Monday as one of Time magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year” finalists.

The freshman Republican, who gained notoriety after his 21-hour marathon speech on the Senate floor over the Affordable Care Act, is joined on the list along side Syrian President Bashar Assad, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Pope Francis and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The full list is available here.

President Barack Obama, who was chosen in both 2008 and 2012, is also on the 2013 list. Only former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has been chosen three times.

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