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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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. 

Conservative Officials Turn to Crowdsourcing

Texas Weekly

Republicans in Texas have recently used crowdsourcing initiatives to gather public opinion and engage with Texans. Political scientists say that while such efforts present opportunities to connect with voters, they tend to miss the mark in helping candidates gain new supporters.