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 — ...

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.

Republican presidential candidates and U.S. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida.
Republican presidential candidates and U.S. Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida.

Rubio Sweeps Puerto Rico, Cruz Third

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was set Sunday to collect no delegates in Puerto Rico as fellow senator Marco Rubio swept the territorial primary in his second win of the presidential nominating race.

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.

Cruz Gains Momentum as Anti-Trump Candidate

Ted Cruz has gotten his groove back. After underwhelming performances in a number of contests since the Iowa caucuses, the U.S. senator from Texas on Saturday night decisively regained momentum with victories in Kansas and Maine. 

Travis County voters cast ballots at Travis County Tax Office on Feb. 25, 2016.
Travis County voters cast ballots at Travis County Tax Office on Feb. 25, 2016.

Liveblog: 2016 Texas Primary Results

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Throughout the night, Tribune reporters will keep you updated on the results of Texas' Republican and Democratic primary battles, from the first early voting totals through the last ballots counted.