I heard a radio re-broadcast this morning of much of Cruz's horrible Liberty University speech. He used the phrase "shining city on a hill" more than once. If it was good enough for Ronald Reagan... (Cruz also referred in passing, and not in an uncomplimentary way, to FDR; again, shades of Reagan.)
Added later: But in both cases, it was just an appropriation of FDR for their own purposes.
Another edit: for the Biblical origins of the '(shining) city on a hill' phrase, see this 2012 post by L.D. Burnett.