Tribpedia: Ted Cruz

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 — ...

Cruz Looks to Make Indiana a Battleground

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to Texas reporters in Columbia following the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Feb. 20, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to Texas reporters in Columbia following the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Feb. 20, 2016.

Anxious for the presidential race to move beyond the northeast, Ted Cruz is laying the groundwork for a vigorous effort in Indiana that could determine how close Donald Trump gets to securing the Republican nomination. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is shown at a news conference in Austin on Jan. 13, 2016, to announce a new unit of the attorney general’s office dedicated to combating human trafficking.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is shown at a news conference in Austin on Jan. 13, 2016, to announce a new unit of the attorney general’s office dedicated to combating human trafficking.

Ken Paxton "Absolutely" Endorses Ted Cruz for President

Embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday endorsed Ted Cruz for president, making his support official for a longtime ally four days after being hit with new charges from federal regulators. 

Sen. Ted Cruz carries his youngest daughter after winning the Texas GOP primary on March 1, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz carries his youngest daughter after winning the Texas GOP primary on March 1, 2016

Cruz Lining Up Support in Texas GOP Delegation

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz decisively won his home state primary by 17 points in March, collecting more than two-thirds of the GOP convention delegates up for grabs in Texas. More than a month later, he has an opportunity make that victory even sweeter.

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall campaign event at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York on April 7, 2016.
Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall campaign event at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York on April 7, 2016.

Cruz Prepares for Possible Last Stand in California

The California Republican primary is still nearly two months away, but Ted Cruz held his first public rally there Monday. As he and Donald Trump fight to the end for delegates, Cruz says California may pick the winner.

 

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall campaign event at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York on April 7, 2016.
Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall campaign event at Mekeel Christian Academy in Scotia, New York on April 7, 2016.

Cruz Sweeps Delegates Up for Grabs in Colorado

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has swept all of the delegates that were up for grabs in Colorado, a victory that further illustrated the organizational strength of his campaign in comparison with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington on March 21, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) afternoon general session in Washington on March 21, 2016.

Ted Cruz Claims Victory after North Dakota Delegates Selected

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign claimed a "resounding victory" in North Dakota on Sunday after the state's GOP finalized its list of delegates to send to the Republican National Convention, with many viewed as supportive of the U.S. senator from Texas.