Tribpedia: Ted Cruz

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Rafael Edward Cruz, more commonly known as Ted Cruz, is a lawyer and the junior U.S. senator from Texas. He succeeded U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, who announced her retirement in 2011.

In his first year on the job — he was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2013 — Cruz has established himself as a leader — perhaps the leader ...

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Sen. John Cornyn and Gov. Rick Perry during Cornyn's reelection campaign kickoff in Austin, Texas on November 15th, 2013
Sen. John Cornyn and Gov. Rick Perry during Cornyn's reelection campaign kickoff in Austin, Texas on November 15th, 2013

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 15, 2013

Your evening reading: Cornyn earns Perry endorsement, says GOP must govern like "responsible adults"; Anderson released early from jail; two Texas Democrats break ranks with party on GOP bill to fix Affordable Care Act

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 14, 2013

Your evening reading: comptroller candidates swap criticisms on taxes in forum; Perry sounds off on Obama's proposed fix on insurance cancellations; Davis filibuster worked into new episode of Parks and Recreation

Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.
Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 11, 2013

Your evening reading: UT System regents ask for guidance on restricting public testimony; despite lack of opponent, many incumbents continue to collect beaucoup campaign cash; another look at the potential Perry v. Cruz showdown in 2016

Traffic congestion on Interstate 35 in Austin. The freeway through central Austin is among the state's most congested road segments, according to a TxDOT study.
Traffic congestion on Interstate 35 in Austin. The freeway through central Austin is among the state's most congested road segments, according to a TxDOT study.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 5, 2013

Your evening reading: toll road swap floated for Austin; Texas Supreme Court hears same-sex divorce cases; new poll shows Abbott with commanding lead

Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer asks questions during a House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on October 23rd, 2013
Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer asks questions during a House Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations on October 23rd, 2013

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Nov. 4, 2013

Your evening reading: Martinez Fischer raises possibility of looking at UT regents' tablets; Abbott downplays prevalence of voter ID affidavits; Microsoft inks big Texas wind power deal

A raw water pump station at Lake Texoma on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The station is bisected by the state line between Texas and Oklahoma, complicating the transportation of water to its intended destination in Texas.
A raw water pump station at Lake Texoma on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The station is bisected by the state line between Texas and Oklahoma, complicating the transportation of water to its intended destination in Texas.

The Evening Brief: Texas Headlines for Oct. 31, 2013

Your evening reading: statewide candidates say where they stand on Prop 6; Katy ISD plans $69 million football stadium; Cruz's dad says the darndest things 

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, announces her candidacy for governor on Oct. 3, 2013, in Haltom City.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, announces her candidacy for governor on Oct. 3, 2013, in Haltom City.

Davis Hits Cruz on Role in Shutdown

Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for governor, offered her harshest assessment yet of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, criticizing the Republican's role in the government shutdown. She also rejected comparisons between Cruz's actions and her June filibuster.