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 — ...

Senator Ted Cruz speaks to Texas reporters in Columbia following the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Saturday night, February 20, 2016.
Senator Ted Cruz speaks to Texas reporters in Columbia following the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Saturday night, February 20, 2016.

How Does Ted Cruz Return To The Senate?

With his presidential campaign behind him, Ted Cruz will soon return to the U.S. Capitol and the job he was working so hard to transcend: rank-and-file senator. It will likely be hostile territory.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on
April 26, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on April 26, 2016.

Pro-Cruz Super PAC Plays Offense in Indiana

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The pro-Cruz super PAC Trusted Leadership has pumped $2.4 million into the freshman Texas senator's scramble to pull out a win in Indiana.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on
April 26, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to supporters during his five state primary night rally in Knightstown, Indiana on April 26, 2016.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says He'll Vote for Ted Cruz

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday announced he would be voting for Ted Cruz for president, giving the Texas senator a much-needed boost four days before a potentially make-or-break primary for his campaign.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds a campaign rally to announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Bernstein
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds a campaign rally to announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron Bernstein

Ted Cruz Taps Carly Fiorina as Running Mate

At a rally in Indianapolis, Ted Cruz named former presidential rival Carly Fiorina as his would-be running mate if he can manage to snag the Republican presidential nomination from frontrunner Donald Trump.

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.

Paxton's Office Defends Continued Pay for Former Staffers

The office of Attorney General Ken Paxton is formally defending his decision to continue paying two high-level staffers after they resigned, saying Paxton "acted in a compassionate, legal, and ethical manner."

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attended a Pennsylvania campaign kickoff event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz attended a Pennsylvania campaign kickoff event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 19, 2016.

Cruz Braces For Defeats in the Northeast

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is headed for defeat in five northeastern primaries Tuesday, a round of nominating contests from which the Texas senator has already moved on.

 

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.

Ted Cruz Shifts Policy Stances to Suit Fractured GOP

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Time and again during his race for the GOP presidential nomination, U.S. Sen Ted Cruz has shifted, shaded or obfuscated his policy positions — piling on new ideas, which sometimes didn’t fit with the old.

 

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.

Cruz Looks to Make Indiana a Battleground

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.