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 Brussels, Cruz Calls for Patrolling "Muslim Neighborhoods"

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.

As Americans were learning about the latest terrorist attacks in Western Europe, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called for law enforcement targeting of Muslim neighborhoods, while also taking swipes at both President Obama and Donald Trump. 

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, with the "Texan of the Year" award at the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels on March 18, 2016.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, with the "Texan of the Year" award at the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels on March 18, 2016.

Cornyn Lauds Trump-Fueled Republican Turnout

The senior U.S. senator from Texas, a quiet observer of the presidential race thus far, still won't endorse his junior colleague, but he does say increased turnout spawned by Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could work in the party’s favor.

Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz rally in Texas prior to the 2016 Texas primary.
Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz rally in Texas prior to the 2016 Texas primary.

Anti-Trump Movement Zeroes in on Cruz

On the brink of a two-man race with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz is drawing more attention than ever from those organizing to prevent the billionaire from winning the Republican presidential nomination at all costs.  

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the GOP debate in Miami, Florida on March 10, 2016.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz at the GOP debate in Miami, Florida on March 10, 2016.

Cruz Needles Trump in Tame GOP Debate

The Republican presidential hopefuls were on their best behavior at Thursday night's debate, with almost no insults, ad hominem attacks, mockery or commentary about candidate appendages. 

Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to the National Organization of Women Business Owners meeting in San Antonio, Texas September 27, 2015.
Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to the National Organization of Women Business Owners meeting in San Antonio, Texas September 27, 2015.

Carly Fiorina Endorses Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has added former GOP presidential rival Carly Fiorina to his list of endorsements. On Wednesday, the former Hewlett Packard CEO joined Cruz onstage during a rally in Miami.