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 — ...

After Convention Blowup, Cruz Faces Isolation in Texas GOP

Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during the third
night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

More than 36 hours after Ted Cruz left the stage in Cleveland amid thunderous boos, few prominent Texas Republicans were rushing to the junior senator's defense. The intra-party discord comes as Cruz charts a political future that depends on, at a minimum, winning re-election two years from now.

Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Texas Southern University in Houston on Feb. 20, 2016, after winning the Nevada caucus.
Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Texas Southern University in Houston on Feb. 20, 2016, after winning the Nevada caucus.

Hillary Clinton: “Ted Cruz Was Right”

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz may have angered his own party when he refused to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention this week, but his divisive comments drew praise from an unlikely source: Hillary Clinton.

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.

Cruz in Rear View Mirror, Trump Accepts Nomination

Texas Republicans capped a tumultuous week at their national convention watching a forceful address by Donald Trump, the presidential nominee whose defeat of favorite son Ted Cruz loomed large over the festivities in Cleveland.

Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Cruz speaks as the Texas delegation looks on during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Cruz speaks as the Texas delegation looks on during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.

12 Hours in Cleveland: How Cruz Crashed Trump's Convention

In the hours before Ted Cruz delivered the biggest speech of his political life, a key element was in flux: Would he or wouldn't he endorse Donald Trump? There are conflicting accounts of who knew what, and when. 

Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.

Analysis: Ted Cruz Trumps Bid for Unity

With his convention speech Wednesday, Ted Cruz has once again declined to follow the crowd. If he runs for president again in 2020, voters will look back at this week as the start of the campaign. His moves represent a big gamble.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz thanks supporters of his failed presidential bid at a waterfront bar along the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz thanks supporters of his failed presidential bid at a waterfront bar along the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.

Ted Cruz Thanks Supporters as Donald Trump Looms — Literally

Ted Cruz convened hundreds of supporters Wednesday morning on the Lake Erie waterfront in Cleveland with the goal of simply thanking them but could not avoiding being overshadowed by presidential politics — literally.

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (l) and John Cornyn
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (l) and John Cornyn

Cornyn, Cruz Push for Recovery of Nazi-stolen Artwork

Decades after Nazis confiscated paintings and artwork from thousands of Holocaust victims, Texas Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are setting aside their fractious relationship and trying to make it easier for descendants to recover heirlooms. 

Linda Eden of Denton County poses with Donald Trump poster while attending the trade show at the Republican Party of Texas convention on May 13, 2016.
Linda Eden of Denton County poses with Donald Trump poster while attending the trade show at the Republican Party of Texas convention on May 13, 2016.

Scenes from the Texas GOP Convention

Scenes from the 2016 state Republican Party convention in Dallas, Texas.