Tribpedia: Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who announced he's running for president on March 23rd, 2015.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who announced he's running for president on March 23rd, 2015.

Tedpedia: Your Go-To Source for Cruz News

Looking for a home base to learn about U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas' junior senator and the first declared presidential candidate of the 2016 cycle? We've got you covered. Check out our Tedpedia page for news, photos, videos and more — or revisit our Perrypedia page if you're seeking the latest on Texas' other possible presidential hopeful. 

Sen. Ted Cruz campaigns in a Barrington, N.H. manufacturing plant.
Sen. Ted Cruz campaigns in a Barrington, N.H. manufacturing plant.

Cruz Takes His Own Path to Nomination

Ahead of a Monday coming-out speech at Liberty University, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz broke the news on Twitter that he is running for president. The big question around his political future is whether he has so isolated himself from the GOP establishment that he will struggle to find the structural and financial footing needed to win. 

U.S. Sen Ted Cruz gives a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 24, 2015.
U.S. Sen Ted Cruz gives a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 24, 2015.

Cruz Wants to Upend Laws on Contraception, Gay Rights

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Sen. Ted Cruz has turned his attention to local D.C. politics, introducing one measure in Congress to upend a new city law regarding discrimination over reproductive health decisions and another to keep religiously affiliated colleges in the nation’s capital from having to fund gay and lesbian student groups.

 

Sen. Joan Huffman R-Houston during the Senate Committee on State Affairs as they listen to testimony relating to guns on campus and open carry on February 12th, 2015
Sen. Joan Huffman R-Houston during the Senate Committee on State Affairs as they listen to testimony relating to guns on campus and open carry on February 12th, 2015

The Brief: Campus Carry Bill Delayed But Not Stopped

A bill allowing the carrying of handguns on college and university campuses wasn't heard on the Senate floor on Tuesday because of a paperwork error. But it is expected to be heard today and will likely pass.

Rick Perry and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and 2014 RedState Gathering at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on August 8, 2014.
Rick Perry and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and 2014 RedState Gathering at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on August 8, 2014.

Perry and Cruz Deploy Differing Styles in New Hampshire

Both Rick Perry and Ted Cruz are showing New Hampshire voters that they are willing to brave icy weather to travel across the state and get their messages to voters. But the two likely Republican presidential candidates are taking different paths.