Tribpedia: Ted Cruz

Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz

Perry, Cruz to Make 2016 Pitch to Jewish Donors

Former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and are heading to Las Vegas to make their presidential pitches to a group of major Jewish donors that includes billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The two White House hopefuls are scheduled to speak Saturday morning at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

Video: Ted Cruz on Gay Marriage

In light of a New York Times report that GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz took a different tone on same-sex marriage at a Monday reception at the home of two gay businessmen, here's a look at his comments on the topic to Tribune reporter Jay Root. 

At the reception, the Times reported, Cruz said he would be OK with his daughters being gay, and did not bring up his personal opposition to gay marriage. 

Tribune Executive editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on April 19, 2015.
Tribune Executive editor Ross Ramsey on WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" on April 19, 2015.

Inside Texas Politics: The Finance Primary

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Shelly Slater, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey, talk turns to presidential hopefuls and fundraising in Texas.

U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, April 10, 2015.
U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Cruz Serves Red Meat to GOP Activists in N.H.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz served a generous helping of red meat to GOP activists in New Hampshire on Saturday, taking time-worn jabs at his favorite targets with a few new wrinkles. He filled his speech at a Republican forum with shots at Hillary Clinton, The New York Times and President Obama.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters with his father Rafael, his wife Heidi and their children outside his new presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on March 31, 2015.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters with his father Rafael, his wife Heidi and their children outside his new presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on March 31, 2015.

Cruz Aide Leading New Political Action Committee

 The campaign manager of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2012 Senate race, John Drogin, will not directly work on the senator’s presidential campaign, and instead, will run a new political action committee that endorsed the senator on its first day in operation. This new organization, called Make DC Listen, aims to back federal candidates candidates who are cut from the same cloth as Cruz, but is not a super PAC. Therefore, donations will be subject to federal limits.  

Students arrive in caps & gowns to Texas Capitol on April 6th, 2015. The Senate sub-committee on border security will listen to testimony on SB #1819 relating to determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education
Students arrive in caps & gowns to Texas Capitol on April 6th, 2015. The Senate sub-committee on border security will listen to testimony on SB #1819 relating to determination of resident status of students by public institutions of higher education

The Brief: 2 Percent of Texas Higher Ed Students Are Undocumented

For all the talk about undocumented immigrants qualifying for in-state tuition at Texas colleges and universities, it turns out that these students make up a very small portion of the college-going population.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters with his father Rafael, left, and wife Heidi, back, outside his new presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters with his father Rafael, left, and wife Heidi, back, outside his new presidential campaign headquarters in Houston on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Cruz Nets $4.3M With Help of Texas' Top GOP Donors

In early campaign fundraising, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is adding some deep-pocketed Texas donors to the loyal base of small givers backing his presidential bid.

U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, April 10, 2015.
U.S. Sen. and presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Cruz to NRA: Come and Take It!

Invoking the Battle of Gonzales cry “Come and Take It,” U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took his case for the presidency to National Rifle Association activists at the organization’s annual spring meeting in Nashville on Friday.

 

Attorney General Ken Paxton, r, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott during the press conference praising federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen's immigration ruling on Feb. 18, 2015.
Attorney General Ken Paxton, r, with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott during the press conference praising federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen's immigration ruling on Feb. 18, 2015.

The Brief: Rangers Asked to Join Paxton Investigation

The question of whether Attorney General Ken Paxton will be charged in connection with his failure to register with the State Securities Board while soliciting clients for investment firms could now rest in the hands of the Texas Rangers.

TedTracker: Follow Cruz on the Campaign Trail

Since Ted Cruz became the first major candidate to announce a run for president, he's been crisscrossing the country at a feverish pace, looking to make the most of his head start on the rest of his potential rivals. Use the TedTracker to check the public events — past and future — Cruz has announced since making his run official.

Dreamer Jesus Trevino, waits his turn to testify  during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015
Dreamer Jesus Trevino, waits his turn to testify during the Senate committee hearing on April 6th, 2015

The Brief: Dream Act Supporters Talk Past Midnight

A Senate subcommittee hearing legislation that would repeal the state's 2001 law offering in-state tuition to certain undocumented Texas high school graduates lasted well past the midnight hour as dozens of witnesses testified against the bill.

Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek asks questions during the first public hearing of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on Oct. 23, 2014.
Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek asks questions during the first public hearing of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response at the Texas Capitol on Oct. 23, 2014.

The Brief: New Report Finds More Problems in 21CT Deal

A state auditor's report that looked into the controversial no-bid fraud detection software contract awarded to the technology firm 21CT revealed "operational defects" in how the state's health and human services agency awards contracts.